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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

Conservation	: WaterSense Partners Celebrate Water Saving Efforts

Conservation : WaterSense Partners Celebrate Water Saving Efforts

THE US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S (EPA’s) WaterSense program is celebrating 10 years of saving water for future generations through water-efficient products, homes, and programs. Thanks to the efforts of more than 1,700 program partners, WaterSense labeled products have helped save more than 1.5 trillion gallons of water and $32.6 billion

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

HERO Program a Fast-Growing Platform for Residential Solar

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 12 – Renovate America’s HERO Program has now financed nearly 20,000 residential solar power installations, resulting in the creation of almost 5,000 clean-energy jobs. The figures, along with a number of new solar product offerings announced today at SPI, North America’s largest solar trade show, underscore the

California Water Conservation Steady at 20 Percent in July

California Water Conservation Steady at 20 Percent in July

California Water Board Focuses on Local, Regional Results to Review Performance

SACRAMENTO —The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ water conservation remained steady at 20 percent in July, just one percentage point below June’s savings of 21 percent. The July results come even after the state relaxed

Statewide Water Conservation Declines to 21.5% in June

Statewide Water Conservation Declines to 21.5% in June

With water conservation falling to 21.5 percent savings in June 2016—down from 27.5 percent a year ago—the State Water Resources Control Board today announced that it is closely monitoring conservation levels, will scrutinize actions by water suppliers where use has risen dramatically and is carefully reviewing the “stress tests” to

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

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