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Why the World Thirsts for Smarter Water | Sustainable Cities Collective

Why the World Thirsts for Smarter Water | Sustainable Cities Collective | green infographics | Scoop.it

Margaret Catley-Carlson of the Global Water Partnership has said, ”We cannot create water, but we can manage it better, much better.”


We need to become much smarter about how we manage this precious resource and about how we collect, analyze and use water data. There are three ways we can become smarter about water management:  Instrumentation, Big Data analytics, and cooperation.

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Many thanks to ParadigmGallery for sharing this very informative link about an increasingly urgent environmental issue...

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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:34 PM

Water consumption is another important aspect to a sustainable future. This article talks about current technology and thoughts for the future,

Here are some startling stats about how we currently use water:

Americans use about 100 gallons of water at home every day * Millions of the world’s poorest subsist on fewer than five gallons per day * 46 percent of the people on Earth do not have water piped to their homes * Women in developing countries walk an average of 3.7 miles daily to get water * In 15 years 1.8 billon people (a third of the world’s current population) will live in regions of severe water scarcity [1]

 

Cassie Knight's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:20 PM

Wonderful resource to share in the classroom! I love this quote by Margaret Catley-Carlson of the Global Water Partnership: ”We cannot create water, but we can manage it better, much better.” Something to discuss with students and open their minds to different ideas that might be able to be done in the school or home environment. This resource is great to support in explaining the water cycle with students in class. 

Anna Roughton's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:31 PM

Water Management Ideas for in  the Classroom

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Infographic: Waste Management Trends

Infographic: Waste Management Trends | green infographics | Scoop.it

Here’s a great visualization outlining some trends in waste management.
The infographic below hints toward several trends in the industry: a rising need for home cleaning services, an increase in recycling, and how the percentage of recycling can increase or reduce pressure on industry margins.
For example, according to the data below, only 1 in 2 aluminum cans are recycled. This pressures aluminum suppliers to mine for more, and keeps demand for aluminum high. If recycling rates increase, prices may lower. Similarly, if recycling efforts increase, it will affect profits of management companies that handle waste.
If you’re interested in learning more about the waste management industry, we list the 20 largest companies (trading on the U.S. exchanges) below. If you wish to analyze any of the names further, you can click on the stock icons and links to access free tools on Kapitall.com.

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