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The goals of water conservation efforts include:
Ensuring availability of water for future generations. This requires that the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem does not exceed its natural replacement rate.
Energy conservation. Water pumping, delivery and waste water treatment facilities consume a significant amount of energy. In some regions of the world over 15% of total electricity consumption is devoted to water management.
Habitat conservation. Minimizing human water use helps to preserve fresh fire habitats for local wildlife and migrating waterfowl, as well as reducing the need to build new dams and other water diversion infrastructures.

A Didactic Drought: Lessons from Australia’s Conservation Strategy

A Didactic Drought: Lessons from Australia’s Conservation Strategy

Buckminster Fuller, considered one of the greatest minds of our times, developed several technologies and strategies that improved human lives by doing more with less. He called this concept “ephemeralization.” In today’s world, amid increasing climate variability, population growth, and water scarcity, Fuller’s approach seems more necessary and relevant

Irrigating With Non-Potable Water

Irrigating With Non-Potable Water

Not so long ago, it seemed that there would always be plenty of fresh water to go around. Parents filled up and emptied inflatable swimming pools, children played in lawn sprinklers for hours, and cars were washed in driveways every Saturday without so much as a moment’s hesitation. Water seemed

California Reports Strong Conservation Effort in March

California Reports Strong Conservation Effort in March

Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled

Kamstrup Joins New Alliance to Tackle California Water Shortage

Kamstrup Joins New Alliance to Tackle California Water Shortage

Kamstrup has partnered with a group of leading Danish water and clean tech companies to develop and tailor advanced water solutions that can help drought-hit California. The water technology alliance focuses on solutions aiming at supporting California utilities in their efforts to save water and become energy neutral. The alliance

Kanye and the Dry, Dry West

Kanye and the Dry, Dry West

Today I am turning my blog over to Todd Brehe, a product manager for AquaHawk alerting, who looks at certain kinds of California drought stories that show up in the mainstream media to see if they are presenting the problem in a meaningful light. Are multimillionaires who continue to water

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

The marketplace for products and services that address building energy efficiency is growing rapidly, and that means economic benefits for businesses and institutions. From the building’s entrance, to the roof and the space inside, there’s a wide spectrum of technologies available. We could talk about HVAC, lighting, water efficiency, water

The Case for Energy Audits

The Case for Energy Audits

Gains in energy efficiency need to be measured, and that involves an energy audit. The practice of energy auditing has advanced in recent years. For example, auditors now have access to cloud-based systems, such as those offered by EMAT (Efficient Mobile Auditing Technologies), a Frederick, MD-based company with a tablet-to-cloud technology

Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation: April 1–30

With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the country will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation –and in return residents

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