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California ‘Ready for Recycled Water’

California ‘Ready for Recycled Water’

California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by water technology provider Xylem. The survey defined recycled water as former wastewater that has been treated and purified so that it can be reused for drinking … Read more »

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Evoqua’s Water Treatment Tech Helps City Address Water Supply Challenges

Evoqua Water Technologies will provide its water treatment technologies and services to the city of Paso Robles, California, as the city attempts to overcome water supply challenges due to the state’s ongoing drought. In the past, the city relied entirely on groundwater, drawn from a large aquifer. To diversify its … Read more »

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During Drought, Solar Power Shines as a Low-Water Electricity Source

Water crises pose the no. 1 risk for the planet over the next 10 years, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016. This may be a boon for rooftop solar power, which uses significantly less water compared to other types of electricity. California, for example, still experiencing … Read more »

Obama’s Spending Plan Pumps $260M into Water Technology R&D

President Obama’s budget includes almost $260 million to fund a water innovation strategy, which the White House says will boost water sustainability and reduce the price and energy costs of new water supply technology. It’s a mere drop in the bucket of the president’s $4.1 trillion spending request to Congress … Read more »

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White House Water Strategy Calls on Business to Boost Water-Efficient Tech

A water strategy announced yesterday by the White House calls on businesses and industries to conserve water and boost the use of water-efficient and reuse technologies. Through better water management practices and technology, the nation can reduce its water usage by 33 percent, bringing the US closer in line with … Read more »

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‘Toilet-to-Tap’ Wastewater Recycling Takes Off as Water Supplies Shrink

Recycled wastewater has been used for decades to irrigate crops, golf courses and landscapes. Now, with water scarcity affecting growing areas globally, more communities are looking to turn treated sewage into potable water — and this creates a huge opportunity for companies including Dow Chemical that provide toilet-to-tap technology. “Communities … Read more »

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CBRE Water Management Program Cuts Facilities’ Water Costs 38%

CBRE’s pilot water management program has saved its clients more than 1 billion gallons of water over the past 18 months, reducing their annual water costs an average of 38 percent. This has resulted in more than $5 million in total savings for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) clients, the … Read more »

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Industry Looks to Desalination, Emerging Water Treatment Technologies

Four years into California’s historic drought, a $1 billion desalination plant is being built by Poseidon Water. The Carlsbad Desalination Project, 12 years in the making, will convert up to 56 million gallons of seawater daily into drinking water for San Diego County. It’s the state’s first major desalination plant … Read more »

Desalination Plants to Double by 2020

Increasing global water scarcity has opened up vast avenues for growth in the desalination market, according to a Frost & Sullivan report. Analysis of Global Desalination Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $11.66 billion in 2015 and estimates this to reach $19.08 billion in 2019. More than 17,000 … Read more »

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Guidance for Water Utilities to Validate Water Audits

As water utilities are increasingly focusing on controlling water loss because of the ongoing drought in part of the US, the Water Research Foundation has launched a project aimed at developing a standard method to validate water audits and guidance for utilities and governing agencies in implementing a water audit … Read more »

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Water Management Technology in High Demand

In efforts to improve water management, businesses are increasingly using — and spending money on — sensors and data analytics software to conserve water, the Guardian reports. Banyan Water and Apana are two companies marketing their water technology products to businesses. Earlier this month Banyan Water said its smart water … Read more »

Global Real Estate Sector Reduces Carbon Footprint

Global Real Estate Sector Reduces Carbon Footprint

The global real estate sector reduced its emissions, water and energy use last year, according to a GRESB report. GRESB, a global benchmarking organization portfolio-level sustainability assessment in the real estate sector, based its 2015 data and industry report on an assessment of 707 property companies and private equity real … Read more »