NRDC and Pacific Institute reveal available savings of California’s water supply to bridge worsening shortage
California could be saving up to 14 million acre-ft of untapped water — providing more than the amount of water used in all of California’s cities in one year — with an aggressive statewide effort to use water-saving practices, reuse water and capture lost storm water, according to a new analysis released by the Pacific Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The WaterSense program has helped consumers save 757 billion gal of water since 2006
Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the WaterSense program in 2006, WaterSense-labeled products have helped consumers save $14.2 billion in water and energy bills, and 757 billion gal of water, or the amount of water needed to supply all homes in the U.S. for 26 days.
The report is based on the results of AWWA’s Water Shortage Preparedness Survey
The American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) report on the results of its Water Shortage Preparedness Survey is now available for download. The final report reflects analysis of 485 water utility responses to questions about utility practices and policies for water shortage planning and implementation.
After more than two years of drought, California may finally see relief with El Niño, a weather pattern that brings cooler, wetter winters to the southwestern U.S. Residents in that state are pushing for water security in more ways than natural rainfall dependency, however. Water Quality Products Editorial Assistant Chelsea Corbin recently spoke with Tracy Quinn, policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the drought and a poll that demonstrates voters’ water priorities.
California residents’ opinions on the drought
Alternatives to ion exchange water softeners are not new to the water quality market. In recent years, we have seen a number of new technologies as well as new twists on old technologies, and we continue to hear promises that these new products will change our paradigm.
Keeping your business updated with new softening system options
Water infrastructure and supply top list of concerns among water professionals
The state of water and wastewater infrastructure is the top current issue facing water professionals and those they serve, according to the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) 2014 State of the Water Industry Report, with long-term water supply second on the list.
The report captures the most pressing water issues as expressed by more than 1,700 North American water experts. It is available free of charge from AWWA’s website.
Indian membranes market is highly import dependent due to lack of domestic manufacturing
The membrane market in India is largely dominated by the leading global membrane manufacturers. These manufacturers are importing membranes from their manufacturing facilities located outside the country. These international players, with their expertise and technical know-how, are targeting conventional as well as other potential applications of membranes in different industrial and commercial processes. Currently, there are only two domestic players involved in manufacturing membranes in India.
Replacement demand will account for the vast majority of filter sales
U.S. demand for filters will advance 3.6% annually to $14.8 billion in 2018, with replacement demand accounting for the vast majority of filter sales.
Report reveals opportunities within the children segment to support strategic bottled water planning
Research and Markets announced the addition of the "Global Children's Bottled Water 2014 Report" report to its offering.
Increasing concerns over child obesity are providing opportunities for bottled water targeted at children to seize market share from other children's soft drink categories, many of which are criticized for high sugar and calorie content.
Many court decisions affecting the well water industry and groundwater resources were considered and decided in 2013. This article will cover some of the most important decisions from the past year.
Court cases help shape U.S. groundwater policies