All dried up and nowhere to go

All dried up and nowhere to go

Wild Card's progress: basic

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 6 - Environment (including Climate Change)

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Pressures on environment and climate

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050+

Wild Card's description 
Many rivers run dry all year round in Mediterranean countries, and agriculture is depleting groundwater supplies rapidly. One solution is the ‘food pod’, a hi-tech greenhouse system which generates all its own water and energy. Many landscapes are dominated by these pods, but in between turn to dust, so that tourism activity also dries up very quickly.