Category: Water & Conservation


The White House Utility District, located about 30 miles from Nashville, collaborated with OSIsoft to install better leak detection and enhanced software recently to very good effect. Using the new system, a number of leaks were identified which were costing Read more…


The fossil fuel industry is inflating a ‘carbon bubble’ based on risky demand & price assumptions.Already under current climate policy settings, companies risk wasting over $1 trillion over the next decade. If the policy settings are ratcheted up ‎to reflect Read more…


Pulsating speaker booms gives way to applause as Dan the Automator leaves the stage. He has just finished a set as MC for the Free Press Summer Fest after-party. The room is heaving with people who have been dancing and Read more…


During any kind of adversity we tend to grow with leaps and bounds. It may be slowly, but it is surely. Being in a severe drought offers this same opportunity to grow. How do we grow when we have less? Read more…


Texas windmill in the sunset

Texas faces an unusual scenario when it seeks to advance property-assessed clean energy (PACE). The state has a tradition of seeking private-sector solutions and streamlining government activities. This means PACE methods adopted in other states – such as Connecticut – Read more…


One of the challenges we can expect to face in a climate-changed world is a dramatic redistribution of water resources. Some areas will experience drought, as California and all of the Southwest is currently facing, while others will be forced Read more…


Water is the source of life. With severe drought plaguing many parts of the world and basic access to clean drinking water a challenge in other parts of the world, innovation is needed to ensure an adequate supply for current Read more…


Global water stress could be alleviated by the year 2050 if countries work to implement six key strategies ranging from building more reservoirs to controlling population growth, according to research from Canada and the Netherlands. Water stress is defined as Read more…


In the midst of a severe, long-term drought, California is taking unprecedented steps to discourage watering of residential lawns, with some areas offering residents substantial cash incentives for installing water-saving landscaping, AFP reports. The “Cash in Your Lawn” program in Read more…


California’s agriculture industry is relying too heavily on groundwater to irrigate drought-stricken farmlands — a trend that will not be sustainable long-term, according to a study by the University of California, Davis. The drought, which is the third most severe Read more…


A new high-resolution climate model shows that southwestern Australia’s long-term decline in fall and winter rainfall, which began around 1970 and has increased over the last four decades, is caused by increases in man-made greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion, Read more…


WaterFX can turn virtually any water source into clean, drinkable water. And all they need is a sunny day. This is great news for drought-stricken states like California and Texas, where water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. In Central Read more…


Just in time for a nice summer weekend, here is a great video for our readers to enjoy. Learn all about building and enjoying a natural swimming pool that’s clean and enjoyable for humans as well as all the other Read more…


Ocean acidification. It’s one of the least publicized ocean threats. Yet even a slight increase in ocean acidity is detrimental to our seafood supply, local and national economies, marine life and ocean ecosystems such as coral reefs. For this reason, ocean acidification Read more…

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