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Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDING Pulse / June 6, 2013
With many water systems across the U.S. now more than 50 years old and some up to 100 years old, the nation’s drinking water infrastructure is in need of significant improvements to remain functioning through 2030, according to a new survey from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment shows that $384 billion in improvements are needed across 73,400 water systems by 2030 in order for the systems to continue providing safe drinking water to the U.S.
The survey identifies investments needed over the next 20Read More
Michael Morris / ECOBUILDING PULSE / March 11, 2013
When it comes to water efficiency, could the Bay Area serve as a test-bed for new programs and policies on water efficiency and alternative sourcing? According to Vision 2020 water efficiency chair and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) director of water resources Paula Kehoe, municipal water providers across the country (with progressive cities like San Francisco at the forefront) are seeking to diversify their water supply sources to offset real and potential impacts from droughts, climate variability, and increased demand. What can be learned from the Bay Area in thisRead More
Katie Weeks, editor-in-chief of ECOHOME and ECO-STRUCTURE magazines interviews Doug Bennett at the 2013 International Builders’ Show about the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s conservation efforts.
Water and Energy have always been connected, but only recently has the depth of that connection become obvious. This webinar will explore the issues involved in the water resources needed for power plant cooling, and the energy resources needed to pump, treat, and heat drinking water and to treat wastewater. It will cover how saving water can save energy and carbon emissions.