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Energy, Water and Food Problems Must Be Solved Together
  • News Water Scarcity and the Private Sector

    Water Scarcity and the Private Sector

    Maintaining adequate supplies of freshwater in the face of rising demand and climate change is a challenge that industry is starting to address

  • Nature Outlook Perspectives: Legislating Change

    Perspectives: Legislating Change

    What should governments do to enhance sustainable agriculture and mitigate droughts?

  • Nature Outlook Agriculture and Drought

    Agriculture and Drought

    Climate change means the coming decades are likely to bring more frequent episodes of severe drought, with potentially devastating impact on the world's ability to feed a growing population. We therefore need a sustainable agricultural system that makes the most efficient use of water and reduces expensive and environmentally challenging inputs such as fertilizer and pesticides

  • Scientific American Magazine Drinking from the Toilet

    Drinking from the Toilet

    Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet—if we can get over the yuck factor

  • Features Smart Irrigation: A Supercomputer Waters the Lawn

    Smart Irrigation: A Supercomputer Waters the Lawn

    Satellite control of company and municipal irrigation systems, based on custom weather data, saves billions of gallons of water nationwide

  • Features All the Food, Using Half the Water [Video]

    All the Food, Using Half the Water [Video]

    Agriculture accounts for a whopping 80 percent of U.S. water consumption. Smart irrigation technology could cut that in half while still producing the same amount of crops and livestock—and save energy in the process

  • Scientific American Magazine Poisoned Well

    Poisoned Well

    Recent spills show that tougher rules are needed to protect water supplies

  • Features New Desalination Technique Yields More Drinkable Water

    New Desalination Technique Yields More Drinkable Water

    A new, more energy-efficient seawater distillation membrane is designed to yield greater amounts of potable water, and less briny discharge

  • Scientific American eBooks Battling Drought: The Science of Water Management

    Battling Drought: The Science of Water Management

    This eBook, Battling Drought: The Science of Water Management, takes a long look at the water use and management situation in the American Southwest from the early engineering projects, such as building the Hoover and Grand Coulee dams, which were designed to tame the rivers, to the recycling and restoration efforts of today

Ecodesign: The Bottom Line
Nature

Ecodesign: The Bottom Line

Four pioneers in green sanitation design outline solutions to a dilemma too often shunted down the pan

The Next Water Cycle
Nature Climate Change

The Next Water Cycle

Adaptation of water resources management will help communities adjust to changes in the water cycle

Water Management: The Data Gap
Nature

Water Management: The Data Gap

A comprehensive search identifies a global dearth of data on the generation, treatment and use of wastewater

Resources: Curb Vast Water Use In Central Asia
Nature

Resources: Curb Vast Water Use In Central Asia

Irrigation-intensive industries in former Soviet republics have sucked water bodies dry

Drought-Plagued Western States Play Politics with Water
News

Drought-Plagued Western States Play Politics with Water

Despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona still miscount their water supplies

The Parched Planet: Water on Tap
Nature

The Parched Planet: Water on Tap

Researchers are exploring unconventional sources of fresh water to quench the globe's growing thirst

Wall Street's Thirst for Water
Nature

Wall Street's Thirst for Water

Moves towards a global water commodities market will push the price of food far beyond its peak

Water Stewardship in the Twenty-First Century
Nature Climate Change

Water Stewardship in the Twenty-First Century

Scientific research points to a likely worsening of weather patterns in the next decades

What To Do When We Run Out Of Water
Nature Climate Change

What To Do When We Run Out Of Water

Climate change is having unprecedented effects on water resources globally

Making Sustainable Beer
Nature Climate Change

Making Sustainable Beer

As population continues to grow, managing the relationships between water, food and energy is becoming increasingly critical

Water Scarcity Challenges to Business
Nature Climate Change

Water Scarcity Challenges to Business

The growing scarcity of freshwater is increasingly seen as a major risk for the global economy

Which Nations Consume the Most Water?
Scientific American Magazine

Which Nations Consume the Most Water?

Much of the life-sustaining resource is traded across national borders

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