Views on Water Scarcity

  1. 10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15
    6/26/2015

    Although drought was a particularly dominant theme this year, ACE15 offered its usual plethora of solutions for all water practitioners. The event drew in excess of 10,000 attendees from around the world with problems as varied as the systems they represent. Lucky for them, there were more than 500 exhibitors on hand at the Anaheim Convention Center with potential answers. Among the many, here are 10 products that have particular potential.

  2. New Frontiers In Desalination
    4/7/2015

    As persistent, widespread drought dominates headlines and decimates farmland, a competition held this month by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) turns to innovative desalination technologies for answers.

  3. Matt Damon Wants You To 'Buy A Lady A Drink'
    1/23/2015

    Oscar-winner and A-list actor Matt Damon was at the Sundance Film Festival recently, and he used the platform not to announce his next movie role, but rather his latest initiative as co-founder of Water.org.

  4. Bill Gates Drinks Poop Water, Serves Notice
    1/7/2015

    Credit where it’s due: I didn’t develop the information I’m sharing — but it’s too good to merely retweet or “like.” My enthusiasm stems from one of the world's most famous, influential, and capable people bringing widespread attention to typically underappreciated water issues.

  5. Breakthrough Technology Is Good For Fracking — And The Environment
    12/1/2014

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a demonstration project that remediates acid mine drainage water, providing both source water and useful byproducts for hydraulic fracturing operations.

  6. Predicting The Worldwide Impact Of Water Scarcity On The Energy Sector
    9/26/2014

    As water is stretched and regulations around it tightened, the energy industry feels the burden. This can result in everything from reduced operations and higher costs for consumers to,in extreme cases, blackouts and gas and electricity shortages.

  7. Texas Leads The Way With First Direct Potable Reuse Facilities In U.S.
    9/16/2014

    Severe drought prompts both Big Spring and Wichita Falls to recycle wastewater effluent for drinking water use. Will others follow suit?

  8. The Surprising Money-Saving Solution For Utilities
    8/20/2014

    At first glance, promoting conservation would seem like a poor financial decision for utilities to make. Less water use equals less money right? Not always. 

  9. New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere
    8/18/2014

    Innovation can take many forms. In the water and wastewater industry, new and emerging technologies get most of the credit for being innovative and potentially transformative. However, new modes of thinking can have equal and sometimes greater impact.

  10. Looking To Singapore For Water Scarcity Solutions
    5/1/2014

    As the U.S. struggles with water scarcity in California, Nevada, Texas, and other western communities, finding a solution that will work for every state and every industry seems nearly impossible.