Tag: water conservation measures

In implementing water conservation principles, there are a number of key activities that may be beneficial.
Any beneficial reduction in water loss, use and waste of resources.
Avoiding any damage to water quality.
Improving water management practices that reduce or enhance the beneficial use of water.

Can Desalination Save Us From Drought?

Can Desalination Save Us From Drought?

Perhaps no one captured the vision as well as John F. Kennedy.

“If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get freshwater from saltwater,” he said in a 1961 press conference, “it would be in the long-range interests of humanity, which would really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments. I am

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

It’s not always clear where water can be found or how much of it is available, and in the face of dramatic climate change, it’s even more uncertain how much quality water will be available in the future. Due to changes in climate, development pressure, and rising consumption, rivers and

Slow the Flow of H2O

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” –Loran Eisley Introduction Prior to reservoirs and the extraction of groundwater, the availability of fresh water greatly influenced the movement of human populations within ancient Utah. Located within the geographical boundaries of the Great Basin, Utah’s early indigenous

Resource Management: Water Sustainability

Water is essential for life and is central to human civilization. It is a finite natural resource. Across the globe, a natural, disproportionate amount of precipitation falls on some regions. While arid regions sometimes receive the majority of their annual precipitation in only a few events, humid regions typically have

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Growing up in Birmingham, England, it was common place for every home gardener to have a 25- to 50-gallon rainwater barrel attached to a convenient downspout in the front and back of the house, to the garage if located at the rear of the garden, and/or to the greenhouse. Gardeners

Purple-Colored Conservation

Purple-Colored Conservation

Rain water, green water, gray water, black water: Whatever the source or color-code, it’s tending to be saved, treated, and quickly sent back into the supply stream, often by injection to our drinkable groundwater. Chronically parched regions have no choice; they’re embracing one reclamation strategy or another, selecting and applying

High-IQ HVAC

High-IQ HVAC

More than ever, control of energy costs is a crucial factor in the profitable operation of institutional facilities. Although structural improvements to a building’s heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system are often made-such as installing a more efficient chiller or air-handling system-many times there is any easier way to optimize

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