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Would Raising Water Rates Make People Use Less In A Drought?

SANTA CLARA (KPIX 5) — A group of researchers, that include some Stanford professors, have a theory that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to making people use less water: increase the price. 232 more words


Desalinated Water Has Hidden Costs

Should water be free? No matter what answer, the truth is that our state is growing drier and drier as more and more people move here. 463 more words


Oportunidades para la energía eólica marina en Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, un país con limitada extensión de terreno, problemas de seguridad alimentaria y escasos emplazamientos para desarrollar proyectos de energías renovables a gran escala, no se ha planteado o poco se ha hablado sobre la posibilidad de utilizar tecnologías como la energía eólica marina para cumplir con su política de diversificación energética y reducción de tarifa eléctrica. 1,040 more words

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Water Diary

According to waterfootprint.org my annual water footprint is about 2133 cubic meters. This comes out to just under 6 cubic meters a day. This is above the global average that comes out to just under 4 cubic meters a day, or 1385 cubic meters a year. 446 more words

IBM "sunflowers" designed to supply off-grid energy, water, and cooling

Looking rather like a 10-meter tall sunflower, IBM’s High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system concentrates the sun’s radiation over 2,000 times on a single point and then transforms 80 percent of that into usable energy.

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Brackish Water Treatment System Powered by Photovoltaics

Manoj Chandra, Himanshu Joshi. Optimization and economic analysis of small scale nanofiltration and reverse osmosis brackish water system powered by photovoltaics. Desalination, Volume 353, 17 November 2014, Pages 57–74. 202 more words

Water Treatment

A better assessment of business sustainability and an exit strategy are needed for agribusinesses, especially in heavily geo-engineered areas.

By Rita Chung

Looking at the case of the effects of drought on agriculture in the Central Valley of California, I tried to figure out whether there were any other solutions to water scarcity besides artificially reshaping the land once again with the Peripheral Canal project. 827 more words