I picked up my Sunday morning newspaper and there in bold print is "Sydney at risk of running out of water". What a shock it is to hear as you kinda take having water at your disposal for granted. Yes if my beautiful but dry Harbor City does not get sufficent rain by May next year a large majority of the city will not have water for everyday use. The reservoir supplying two thirds of Sydney homes is at its lowest ever levels.There is even desperation talk of having to use a mothballed pump to extract the low storage water dregs from the dam. The government has now applied the strictest use of water restrictions ever. We have a desalination plant but this supplies a mere 15% of the 5 million population. We need to build several more evidently. If worst comes to worst we may have to drill for underground aquifer water and pump it to my state. A more sensible solution is to harvest 'wet season' water from the Top End (northern Australia) and pipe it to our parched interior and wherever it is most needed say.. our farms that feed us cityites and also to the cities themselves. This is a far less expensive solution to the aquifer one as you do not need to desalinate wet season water. But this is too simple an idea for politicians to grasp. Well continue to bury your heads in sand and this great city will surely run dry and hungry.