Planting seeds in Brazil to solve water scarcity problem

While Brasilia faces a water shortage, the city is turning to its past and planting the seeds of plants that used help with water retention in the region.

    The Eighth World Water Forum has wrapped up in Brazil’s capital Brasilia, where more than three million people face water shortages.

    It was a city carved from the savannah in the 1950s when some of the vegetation that protected water sources in this hot and arid region was destroyed.

    Brasilia is now showing the world a solution, planting millions of seeds from the very plants they tore up to build the city.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Brazil.

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