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Green Roof Protects Reservoir

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 25, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Something that has always annoyed me as I drive through deserts and other arid lands is the canals and reservoirs in which water is evaporating as transported and held for use. Why not cover them to prevent evaporation and contamination? The District of Columbia is not dry, but DC Water covers its reservoirs and has covered its Fort Reno reservoir with a nearly-one-acre green roof.

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The Energy-Water Nexus

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 20, 2014 9:51:00 AM

Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.” With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.           

In this country, California, Texas, Arizona, and Georgia are on the frontline of the water crisis. Arizona just experienced its fourth warmest winter to date, causing water shortages across the state, and Texas is suffering through the lowest reservoir levels in 25 years.

After years of record water shortages (and several instances of narrowly dodging substantial inter-state litigation with its neighbors), Georgia is making major investments in upgrading its water infrastructure and has made a state-wide commitment to efficient and sustainable water use for agricultural applications, electricity generation, golf course irrigation, landscaping, as well as industrial, commercial, and domestic use.

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