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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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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Scottish Water’s circular economy exploits
Aug16

Scottish Water’s circular economy exploits

Scottish Water, which provides water and wastewater services to 2.49 million households and 152,000 businesses across Scotland, is contributing towards the development of a circular economy. Scottish Water’s 3Rs In the circular economy, products and materials are kept in a high-value state for as long as possible, then recovered and regenerated at the end of each service life. This ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ (3R) model contrasts...

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Making a net zero carbon economy
Feb22

Making a net zero carbon economy

Food waste is one of the least recovered materials Click & Tweet! and is one of the most important materials to divert from landfills. Food that is disposed of in landfills decomposes to create methane, a gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Diverting even a portion of this waste to waste-to-energy systems could free up large amounts of landfill space as well as provide renewable energy for a variety of uses. Making a...

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The Danish food-water nexus challenge
Dec07

The Danish food-water nexus challenge

With the global population projected to reach 9 billion in 2050, demand for food is expected to increase by 70% in 2050. It is estimated that to meet this increased demand for food, global agricultural water consumption will increase by around 19% by 2050. However, agricultural production is one of the largest sources of non-point source pollution Click & Tweet! impacting the availability of good quality water for other users and uses...

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