It is true we could create a pipe or canal to move water around. Indeed, a 1930s plan called the Bradfield Scheme recommended utilizing dams, pumps and pipes to move floodwaters from Australia's north to drier inland areas.
A few politicians still support this plan although some environmental experts have said it wouldn't really work and would be costly.
It has been reported that the NSW government is thinking about exploring a comparable idea.
Before moving water around like this, we'd have to contemplate whether we may be upsetting the balance of water – both in the spot of drought and the area of plenty.
The Australian landscape is extremely old and the soils in inland areas can be breakable.
Moving water around can influence on soil, plants, and animals
Let's say we took a great deal of water from the coast and piped it to a dry inland area.
Including a great deal of extra water to the dry inland area that may end up harming the soil thereby upsetting the natural balance of salts and chemicals. Plants and animals that live here may likewise be influenced by all the extra water all of a suddenly showing up.
And the coastal area that water is taken from? It might likewise suffer. Abruptly having less water in a flood plain, for instance, may annoy the common strength of the soil and the environment in those spots.
Also, we need to consider how taking water from one territory may influence the agriculture and angling businesses from that spot, or put extra weight on those industries in time of drought.
Another factor is the effect the pipes or canals may have on the landscape. They can make issues for plants and wildlife.
At long last, we'd have to consider the expense of big projects this way. It would be costly and there might be less expensive approaches to help address the issues.
Working together to find solutions
Scientists assume that climate change will rise how severe weather events are and make droughts worse.
The impressive design takes into account things that are significant to the traditional owners of different places, to people who live in those places, and to the land itself.
Science, together with long-term knowledge from Aboriginal traditional owners and more recently, farmers, can help us better know how these sorts of schemes might affect the landscape.