water conservation

Quenching Cotton’s Thirst: Reducing the Use of Water in the Cotton Lifecycle

Seventy percent of the earth’s fresh water goes toward agriculture production. Cotton sucks up about 3 percent of this, which is pretty significant,…

GrowOya Pots Allow for Easier and More Water-Efficient Gardening

Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy…

Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely…

Building a Case for National Water Management: Let There Be Water

Israel's arduous journey to water independence is a fascinating story full of gutsy characters, big dreamers and amazing accomplishments. But for today's global…

Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…

As Droughts Worsen, Food Companies Take Action on Water Risk

Food companies are feeling the pinch from worsening droughts in the U.S. Southwest, Australia and beyond. Firms like Cargill and Unilever reported drought-related…

Sustainability’s Gold Mine: Grey-Water Recycling

Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely…

3p Weekend: 8 Craziest Water Bottle Concepts on Kickstarter Right Now

For a creative solution to our nation's bottled water problem, we turned to that ever-bubbling hot-spring of innovation, Kickstarter. The ideas may seem…

Brands Address Global Water Crisis with Win-Win Strategies

Today, 1.2 billion people, or almost a fifth of the world's population, live in areas of water scarcity, and, according to the U.N.,…

Saving Water in Hospitality

There are a number of reasons that the hospitality industry should be at the forefront of reducing water usage. For starters, it would…

The Clean Power Plan: What’s Water Got To Do With It?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan has been heralded as a major step toward a low-carbon economy in the United…

New Water Analysis Tool Monetizes Revenue at Risk

World Water Week is going on right now in Stockholm, Sweden. This year marks the 25th edition of the annual international event aimed…

Why Partnerships are Key to Water Security

This year’s annual World Water Week in Stockholm is happening at a unique moment. In just a few weeks’ time, member states of…

Finding the ROI of Sustainability

How can we measure the ROI of sustainability? Our series with MeterHero this summer explored that question by examining case studies of companies,…

Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource

Today's technology makes yesterday's most basic, manual tasks -- like cleaning an intricate set of pipes -- a whiz. But it also creates…