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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Tailor-made industrial water
Oct04

Tailor-made industrial water

Water is a key component of local and national economies with the resource often a key input in a variety of industrial value chains. As industrial demand for water increases the sector needs to increase its water productivity. A failure to do so could lead to the loss or disappearance of jobs. Majority of jobs dependent on water It is estimated that more than 1.4 billion jobs, or 42% of the world’s total active workforce, are heavily...

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Future water utility: Wastewater is not waste
Sep26

Future water utility: Wastewater is not waste

DC Water has created Blue Drop, a nonprofit organization, to market products and services as well as provide ratepayer relief from tariff increases due to rising operating expenses, capital investments, and declining water consumption. A key program of Blue Drop is Bloom, which is DC Water’s brand name for its EPA certified Exceptional Quality biosolids product. After water is used in homes and businesses in the District of Columbia,...

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Innovation in the face of water scarcity
Sep19

Innovation in the face of water scarcity

Melbourne’s water is under pressure from population growth as well as the impacts of climate change. By 2028, it is projected that demand for water could outstrip supply with the best-case scenario seeing the city facing a water crisis within 50 years. In response, Melbourne’s four water retailers – City West Water, South East Water, Yarra Valley Water, and Melbourne Water – are proactively innovating in the face of water scarcity...

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Berlin’s climate neutral action plan
Sep12

Berlin’s climate neutral action plan

Berlin is serious about climate protection with the Berlin Energy Turnaround Act committing the city to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. With the Berlin Energy Turnaround Act in place, Berlin aims to reduce its urban carbon emissions by 4.4 million tons by 2050 Click & Tweet! ; by at least 85% compared with the 1990 base year. On the way towards 2050, the city will reduce its carbon emissions by at least 40% by 2020 and another...

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