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.
Why doesn't water get more attention? We talk with GE Power and Water chief sustainability officer Jeff Fulgham, who explains why water needs a new business model for conservation to make sense.
24 | August 31, 2010 3:00am |
Cities in developing nations are exploding in population -- but their economic success may be severely restricted by water conservation issues. We talk with Dow Water to find out more.
15 | July 13, 2011 4:56am |
Nowhere is the challenge of the energy-water nexus so acute as in the Middle East. Here's what Abu Dhabi plans to do about it.
26 | February 6, 2013 3:00am |
As people push against the limits of what nature freely offers us in terms of fresh water, climate stability and more, how can we use our resources to achieve the greatest return for society?
3 | April 1, 2013 3:00am |
Pushing for a price on water is impractical to achieve conservation, according to Artemis Project founder Laura Shenkar. Here's why.
15 | June 10, 2011 9:25am |
Water Wednesday: PepsiCo, Nature Conservancy share watershed lessons, prep decision-making tool
August 24, 2011 5:26am |
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
28 | February 28, 2011 3:09pm |
We need to save water with better building technology, writes SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sulivan, but our behaviors -- and new "full-flow" thinking -- threaten our sustainable future.
3 | January 12, 2012 3:37am |
World Water Day: An new irrigation system for farmers may help to shore up the problem of excessive water use.
March 22, 2011 11:08am |
Taking an optimistic approach to ecological preservation and resilience theory, versus a gloomy one, could push conservation in exciting directions, says Peter Kareiva of the Nature Conservancy.
November 21, 2012 8:34am |
The growing city of Atlanta, Georgia is not built near a source of water. It's a major problem that demonstrates a coming urban, environmental and economic crisis.
1 | March 21, 2012 8:10am |
World Water Day: Unless sustainable water resource management practices are implemented, more than half of the world's population will be exposed to severe water scarcity by 2050, according to a...
11 | March 22, 2011 8:32am |
One aspect of green building is water conservation, and one place to look is the bathroom. Niagara Conservation's Stealth toilet uses almost half as much water per flush as the competition.
5 | June 11, 2010 2:43pm |
The company is touting the conservation possibilities of its large-scale desalination system and new water treatment technology for bottling plants.
July 9, 2012 8:02am |
WaterSense-labeled irrigation controllers will be able to receive local weather data, cutting down on unnecessary watering.
November 23, 2011 5:17am |
Aqua Gauge allows companies to get a handle on water management strategy, while it allows investors to compare water stewardship progress within given corporate peer groups.
October 26, 2011 4:38am |
It's one thing to fix a leaky pipe, but your best practices for water conservation will be very locally driven.
May 16, 2011 9:14am |
Susan Leal, author of "Running Out of Water," explains why we're in the midst of a global water crisis, what we can do about it and why the U.S. needs a cabinet-level position for water.
37 | October 27, 2010 1:54am |
Partnership focused on Chinese operations should result in technologies for energy management, energy generation and waste-to-value conversion.
1 | September 21, 2011 3:59am |
Research from water infrastructure monitoring company TaKaDu suggests that a sharper focus on appropriate pricing encourages fewer unexplained leaks and losses.
7 | September 28, 2011 3:10am |