Key water reservoirs were already alarmingly dry when a heat wave blanketed the western US, straining power grids and raising wildfire risk.
A key Northern California power plant will likely have to shut down for the first time this summer, as waters drop to "alarming levels."
Jaden Smith, entrepreneur and son of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, spoke to Business Insider about using tech to tackle the problems of water supply and sanitation across the world. Smith has made a documentary called “Brave Blue World” – which is set to launch in December – along with […]
New Mexico faces extreme water stress on par with the United Arab Emirates, the 10th most water-stressed country in the world. California,Arizona,Colorado, and Nebraska also have high levels of water stress, meaning industries and municipalities withdraw a large portion of the states’ available water each year. Water stress can turn […]
African cities are experiencing devastating water shortages as their populations continue to grow. These water shortages have led to sanitation problems, which can contribute to the incidence of diseases like cholera and typhoid fever. The African Development Bank estimated last year that it would require as much as $US66 billion […]
Mina Guli is the 48-year-old CEO of Thirst, a non-profit initiative that encourages young people to use water more sustainably. To raise awareness about the global water crisis, Guli embarked on a mission to run 100 marathons around the world in 100 days. By day 62, Guli was saddled with […]
A Dubai-based engineering firm wants to tow icebergs from Antarctica to Dubai in order to provide the city with a reserve of fresh drinking water. The firm will use satellite imagery to select candidate icebergs. It’s eyeing icebergs that are between 2,000 and 7,000 feet long, and weigh around 100 […]
The supply of water in Cape Town, South Africa, is on track to reach critical levels by May. Officials are urging locals and travellers not to flush the toilets unless it’s absolutely necessary. The city is hoping it won’t have to resort to turning off the taps. The water-conservation maxim […]
A brilliant new creation is helping one of the best preserved places in the world. Yellowstone National Park has begun to use porous, or thirsty, concrete in walkways throughout their park. The new concrete, called Flexi-Pave, is made with stones and recycled tires, and Michelin has been helping them install it all over the park.
Yellowstone is using 'thirsty' concrete that absorbs 50 gallons of water a minute.
This ingenious sink faucet could cut water waste by 98%.