I’m thrilled to share with you the launch of my new book, Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana. It will be in bookstores on September 18th, but is available for pre-order from a number [...]
Estimates of the costs and benefits of water conservation programs range dramatically. Because communities can choose from a toolbox of methods to reduce water use (from subsidizing low-flow toilets to using escalating rate structures to paying “cash for grass”) and water resource problems vary, sometime dramatically, from place to place, comparing the costs [...]
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Transporting and treating water to provide clean drinking water and treated wastewater is highly energy intensive. Water and wastewater treatment account for about 4% of U.S. annual electricity use (EPRI 2002), representing $14 billion of a $353 billion market (U.S. Energy Information [...]
“All the water that will ever be is, right now.” – National Geographic, October 1993
The Hope Diamond. Source: The Smithsonian.
Also called the Paradox of Value, the Diamond-Water Paradox is the apparent contradiction that while water is more useful (in fact, essential to life) than diamonds (which have primarily aesthetic [...]