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Can Modular Desalination Provide Cheap, Clean Water and Demand Response Too?

August 29, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Modular Deslination

The process of desalination isn’t nearly as energy-intensive as it was just a decade ago, thanks to new reverse-osmosis plant designs and nano-structured membranes that have drastically improved the energy efficiency of turning salt water into fresh water.[read more]

How Solar Can Help Avoid Conflicts over Water

August 11, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

Water Conflicts and Solar

A new report warns of the danger in overlooking the use of water in conventional forms of electricity generation. The report highlights the role of solar and other renewables in ensuring the world maintains enough water for a growing population, in the face of increasing droughts.[read more]

Making the Most of California's Rain: Report Shows How Capturing Stormwater Can Make Water Supplies Reliable

June 15, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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California Rain Supplies

In May, measurements of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which normally provides about one-third of the water used by the state’s farms and cities (as well as by natural ecosystems) as it slowly melts through the spring and summer, were at only 18 percent of average for that time of year.[read more]

California's Nightmare Comes True ... There's No More Water

February 7, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia
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California has been experiencing one of its worst droughts ever. It’s so severe that state officials issued a press release announcing that residents and farmers will be receiving less water in an attempt to conserve the water the state still has in reserve.[read more]

California's Drought to Heighten Awareness for Water-Tech Solutions

February 6, 2014 by Lisa Ann Pinkerton
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Water-Tech Solutions

While California Governor Jerry Brown’s drought declaration for the parched state may not actually bring immediate rain, water technology companies may discover their audiences, from customers, and investors to national media more primed to support their efforts.[read more]

California Water Policy: Driest Year in State History Leads to Debate

January 5, 2014 by Michael Higham
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The year 2013 marked the driest year recorded in California history. December is typically a wet month in the state, but the Summer-like Winter in 2013 was both a blessing and a curse. A serious debate on the state’s water future is imperative.[read more]

Solutions to the World Water Crisis Requires International Cooperation

March 23, 2013 by Tom Schueneman
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global water supply

Sharing water across international boundaries is a complex international challenge that requires coordinated water policy formulation and responsible governance.[read more]

Want to Save Energy? We Need to Save Water, Too!

February 23, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy

The connection between energy and water, often referred to as the “energy water nexus” is collecting attention from business leaders, policy makers, and citizens alike.[read more]