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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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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Antarctic icebergs a source of freshwater
Jul29

Antarctic icebergs a source of freshwater

As the world’s population increases over the next 50 years, demand for water will increase dramatically: by 2030 global water demand will outstrip supply by 40%. With 90% of the 3 billion people expected to be added to the world’s population by 2050 living in developing countries there will be additional stress placed on water supplies, particularly in regions where the current population does not have sustainable access to safe...

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San Diego developing alternative water supplies
Apr16

San Diego developing alternative water supplies

San Diego faces numerous challenges from climate change including increased temperatures resulting in more hotter and drier days, more prolonged heat waves, and more frequent droughts reducing availability of freshwater resources. In addition to reduced water availability from climate change, San Diego is challenged by increasing demand for water – by 2035, the San Diego County Water Authority projects an increase in demand of 20%...

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