Creating Water Efficient Businesses
Nov08

Creating Water Efficient Businesses

In any industry, a key aspect of ensuring quality service is recognizing that not all customers are alike. Welsh Water has developed a range of programs to cater for its business customers’ specific needs, helping them make the most efficient and cost-effective use of water. Water efficient businesses Welsh Water supplies water to over 100,000 business customers in Wales and adjoining parts of England. Many companies know how much...

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Wising Up to Water
Nov01

Wising Up to Water

With cities facing rising demand for water, along with variable supplies, water utilities are providing tailored advice to customers to modify their behavior towards water consumption. Tailored information is highly personalized and specific with the advantage being that participants receive relevant information only, instead of getting an overload of general information, which may not always apply to their household. Tailored...

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The Lone Star State’s Smart Water Leader
Oct25

The Lone Star State’s Smart Water Leader

Texas’ population is expected to increase more than 70% between 2020 and 2070, from 29.5 million to 51 million. At the same time, water demand is projected to increase by 17%, from 18.4 million acre-feet per year (maf) to 21.6 maf in 2070. One city aiming to help the state decouple population growth from water demand is Austin. Austin Water has implemented a variety of conservation programs to ensure clean water is available for...

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The Sunshine State’s more crop per drop program
Oct18

The Sunshine State’s more crop per drop program

The world’s population is projected to increase from 7.6 billion in 2017 to 9.7 billion in 2050. With agriculture already consuming about 70% of the world’s freshwater withdrawals, the sector will need to use water more efficiently to meet rising demand for food. Farmers will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 to meet the needs of the world’s population. Specifically, a billion more tons of wheat, rice, and other cereals and 200...

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NYC’s water-energy-carbon nexus
Oct11

NYC’s water-energy-carbon nexus

The Paris Climate Agreement commits nations to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to aspire to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In support, New York City’s Mayor has committed the city to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. New York City faces a variety of climate change-related threats including rising sea level, increased flooding, and more frequent and intense...

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