Soda’s popularity has declined as consumption of bottled water overtakes carbonated soft drinks. For the first time in the United States bottled water is more popular than soda.
In the quarter ending June 30, 2016, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 14 loans totaling more than $3 million to assist rural communities in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Montana with housing, water infrastructure and community development projects.
Could managed aquifer recharge (MAR) offer an affordable solution against drought? Due to continued strain on resources as a result of the ongoing drought, California has been exploring possible solutions to a more resilient water supply.
California’s long lasting drought has generated interest in treating wastewater for drinking. Some areas of the state, notably Orange County, have been drinking indirect potable reuse wastewater for decades.
A 40 percent increase in demand for safe drinking water is expected by 2025, according to the United Nations. The problem is that only 0.5 percent of the earth’s water is suitable for human consumption. Could desalination be the solution?