CHICAGO, MAY 15, 2013 – A new report from the Columbia University Water Center, in conjunction with Veolia Water and Growing Blue, reveals that businesses and cities in some of America’s most iconic regions are now under even greater risk of water scarcity.
We've added new content on droughts, barge traffic on the Mississippi, water reuse, agricultural water management, water demand in the tourism industry, and global trends in a water-constrained world.
Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy?
From the recent drought to the needs of a growing society, water is now a pressing issue that impacts our economy and way of life. Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy?
On September 18, 2012, a panel of experts from a number of fields gathered in National Geographic’s Washington DC headquarters to answer this question. Read More
As our cities age and technology advances, massive investment is needed in our water infrastructure. What technologies, policies. financing options, and paradigm shifts will close the gap between what is needed and what is available? Read More
Unconventional oil & gas and modern EOR techniques are extremely thirsty. U.S. groundwater supplies are stressed and becoming increasingly volatile. Energy prices are unstable. As the U.S. ramps up domestic production, the industry must manage complex supply and demand issues in its upstream operations. Read More