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Thinking Differently About Water

Posted August 22, 2015 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

"Historically, companies have paid attention to the price of water and not necessarily the value of water to their business," says the water management consultant quoted in this CNBC article. Topics covered in the story include what the consultant sees as the three major water-related risks faced by companies and governments. In addition, the article looks at some firms and countries that are leading the way in the effort to cope with real and potential water scarcity. These include Israel, which has had success in applying technology to its water problems.


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08/22/2015 3:28 PM

The three rules of life I use seem to fit in pretty well here.

1: Don't live where things you need to survive are not found in sufficient quantities for you to live off of.

2: Don't let people get into positions of power where they can dictate whats going to be available or not based on what gains they can get from it.

3: Life is slowly but constantly changing. Deal with it accordingly or it will leave you behind.

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08/23/2015 1:00 AM

Latest weather projections are predicting an imminent end to the drought in Cal with El Nino East Pacific warming. So there'll be a jump from moaning about a lack of water to moaning about flooding.

Too bad for East coat Oz though, they'll have droughts for a while and will not have to paddle to the pub.

Situation normal really.

If a company is really dependent on water for its survival then perhaps it needs to be located where there's loads of it all the time.

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