Water conservation involves the reduction in usage of water as well as the recycling of waste water for various purposes, including cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation. A major issue for both consumers and industry alike, water conservation is increasingly important in a world with a rapidly growing population, particularly in urban areas.
For World Water Day, National Geographic has assembled a list of 10 ways you can save water in your home. Here's a look.
7 | March 22, 2011 7:18am |
Penn State University is the latest university to offer corporate sustainability courses. Here are five more schools with programs.
3 | July 22, 2010 5:56am |
More than 1,700 rooftop solar panels generate hundreds of kilowatts of electricity at CBS Television City, where the network has produced programming for nearly 60 years. Learn how the LA...
4 | July 20, 2011 3:14pm
Research with environmental groups helps lead to pledge to ban phosphorous by the end of 2012.
October 12, 2011 3:21am |
PARIS -- One of the city's largest public squares is undergoing renovations to restore vitality and revamp transportation, incorporating eco-friendly innovations into the plaza's redesign.
February 28, 2012 12:25am |
The air is fresh and clean, and the "pebbles" have a certain sheen. Check out this photo essay to see what we mean. Learn what happens a century after you use your beach as the city dump.
4 | September 10, 2012 2:28am |
New data about sustainable cities and communities illustrate the long-term commitment to behavioral, policy changes that success will require.
2 | July 26, 2011 3:22am |
The Putney School in Vermont boasts the first net-zero school building in the United States on a campus where sustainability squads are part of everyday student activities.
4 | June 21, 2011 5:22am |
Evidence is in that e-business and e-commerce are saving considerable amounts of paper and cutting resource consumption. But more study is needed.
April 22, 2010 6:00am |
Why the biodiversity crisis is worse than the global economic crisis: There's no bailout for this one
Bob Bloomfield talks about why the biodiversity is our greatest economic crisis and why conserving it is critical to our survival.
1 | April 22, 2010 4:00am |
Energy futurist Chris Nelder suggests community "solar gardens" as a way for towns to transition to renewables in the absence of federal incentives, and shares a dream he had about how one...
10 | November 16, 2011 5:25am |
The new San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Building boasts new Living Machine technology, as well as LEED Platinum standards.
5 | June 26, 2012 3:00am |
Water for People CEO Ned Breslin wants to create sustainable ways to provide drinking water and proper sanitation to countries in the developing world.
March 24, 2011 10:16am |
A company in Oregon is putting a whole new spin on urban planning that give us a new meaning to prefab homes and the conception of "mobile homes."
5 | April 8, 2012 8:56pm |
Roboclam, equipped with the same special digging super power as razor clams, could be used as a lightweight anchor for subs or even to detonate buried underwater mines.
2 | May 30, 2012 7:39am |
As the solar industry grows, more and more insects are mistaking solar panels for water, with consequences for the food chain. Researchers are seeking ways to end the zapping.
23 | June 17, 2010 4:56am |
Thanks to software developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the California's Santa Rita jail can disconnect itself from the grid and function as an island.
2 | March 22, 2012 9:19am |
Drop by Drop, part of the UN's "The Future We Want" initiative, the competition seeks inspiring designs from Europeans to motivate others to conserve water.
2 | February 1, 2012 7:30am |
San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid has ascended to the top two percent of energy-efficient buildings in the nation, thanks to efficiency retrofits as well as the building's design.
2 | November 22, 2011 7:33pm |
DELHI -- The global IT services company wants to be carbon neutral by 2017. A peek into its plan of action ranging from cave-styled cooling technology to sunlight lit buildings.
1 | February 15, 2012 3:20am |