Maintaining adequate supplies of freshwater in the face of rising demand and climate change is a challenge that industry is starting to address
The impacts of extreme weather are being felt by us all and scientific research points to a likely worsening of weather patterns in the next decades. Therefore, it is imperative to think carefully about how we build the infrastructure of the future to increase the resilience of our societies
As global population continues to grow, managing the relationships between water, food and energy is becoming increasingly critical. Businesses need to react to the challenge and be mindful of the important role they play in implementing solutions.
Satellite control of company and municipal irrigation systems, based on custom weather data, saves billions of gallons of water nationwide
A new, more energy-efficient seawater distillation membrane is designed to yield greater amounts of potable water, and less briny discharge
Water Risk as World Warms: First Comprehensive Global-Impact Project Shows that Water Scarcity Is a Major Worry
First comprehensive global-impact project shows that water scarcity is a major worry
An innovative effort would embed sensors in agricultural fields in a bid to cut down on irrigation--saving farmers money and preserving water for endangered species
A new water strategy from the Chinese government is a step in the right direction, says Chaoqing Yu. But it will be difficult to put into practice
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.
Companies kill deadly bacteria and strip out heavy metals in water using new technologies that range from ultraviolet (UV) light to microbubbles
The growing scarcity of freshwater due to rising water demands and a changing climate is increasingly seen as a major risk for the global economy. Consumer awareness, private sector initiatives, governmental regulation and targeted investments are urgently needed to move towards sustainable water use.
With nations doing little to slow climate change, many people are ramping up plans to adapt to the inevitable
Climate change, alongside numerous other pressures, is having unprecedented effects on water resources both globally and locally. Retailers need to implement a range of adaptation measures to ensure the sustainability of supply chains
Researchers are racing to determine how shrinking glaciers in the Andes will affect the water supply of millions of people
Countries should work together to understand how the Himalayan thaw will affect hydroelectric energy, says Javaid R. Laghari
Much of the life-sustaining resource is traded across national borders
Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet—if we can get over the yuck factor
Recent spills show that tougher rules are needed to protect water supplies