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Earth in the Balance: 7 Crucial Tipping Points

Earth in the Balance: 7 Crucial Tipping Points | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
Humans must stay within certain boundaries if they hope to avoid
environmental catastrophe.
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The Countries That Are Most (And Least) Prepared For Climate Change

The Countries That Are Most (And Least) Prepared For Climate Change | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
Another reason to move to Norway.
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Smart Security: Is Your Surveillance System Geospatially Aware?

Smart Security: Is Your Surveillance System Geospatially Aware? | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
A geospatial user interface can convey a vast amount of information including physical location details, sensor locations, sensor coverage information, sensor type, target location, target track, target identification, target speed, and detailed alarm information. By Eric Olson Almost every digital platform today, from Facebook to Google to Pinterest, is resorting to geospatial technology. Sometimes referenced under other names - GIS, geo-intelligence, GEOINT, map-based, geo-referencing, geo-analysis, etc. - the concept of
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Smart Grid: Fixing the future: Why we need smarter water management for the world's most essential resource

Smart Grid - This white paper from IBM highlights the vulnerability of the world's water system and outlines why cities, utilities and businesses "must take immediate action to deploy a smarter approach to
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From 310 Miles Above the Earth, Satellites Weigh Groundwater Lost to Irrigation — NOVA Next | PBS

From 310 Miles Above the Earth, Satellites Weigh Groundwater Lost to Irrigation — NOVA Next | PBS | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
The twin GRACE satellites read dimples in Earth's gravity like fingers reading Braille, including those caused by overdrawn aquifers.
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Aqualogy: Innovative Solutions in Water Management - YouTube

Aquadvanced has been developed by water operators for water operators. An integrated IT solution, it will enable the efficient management of distribution net...
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Running cities: the rise of a $3 trillion industry

Running cities: the rise of a $3 trillion industry | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
Consider an industry that has annual revenues of $1.8 trillion (as of 2011) in the United States alone – and probably multiples of that globally. It serves billions of customers, providing “services” such as education, health, transportation and security.  This “industry” is the business of running cities; i.e. delivering urban services, a space that many […]
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Global councils join forces to tackle growing water-energy nexus issue

Global councils join forces to tackle growing water-energy nexus issue | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
The World Energy Council (WEC) and World Water Council (WWC) have joined forces to address the growing issue of the water-energy nexus. - edie news centre
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Africa is seeing a water infrastructure boom

Africa is seeing a water infrastructure boom | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
Sub-Sahara's water infrastructure is not keeping up with growth and that means opportunities for project developers in regions where water is a priority. | Page 2
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Black & Veatch: Overview

Black & Veatch: Overview | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
Learn about working at Black & Veatch. Join LinkedIn today for free. See who you know at Black & Veatch, leverage your professional network, and get hired.
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Exciting company doing some amazing work toward finding renewable and sustainable solutions to the challenges in mitigating the global water scarcity crisis. Deploying solutions that help optimize and synergize the interconnections between water-energy-food for a sustainable and renewable future.

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Our Energy Choices: Energy and Water Use

Our Energy Choices: Energy and Water Use | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
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Water: Lifeblood of Energy - YouTube

The half-hour documentary "Water: The Lifeblood of Energy" describes the connection between water and energy and how cities and utilities across the western ...
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How Covering Reservoirs With A One-Molecule-Thick Film Could Alleviate Droughts

How Covering Reservoirs With A One-Molecule-Thick Film Could Alleviate Droughts | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
As the West runs out of water, an MIT professor thinks he's figured out how to reduce evaporation in massive reservoirs by 50.
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NASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide

NASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
An ultra-high-resolution computer model gives scientists a stunning new look at how atmospheric carbon dioxide travels around the globe.

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Mary Williams's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:39 AM

Great video to start your discussions about CO2 (photosynthesis, AGW) - swirls of CO2 showing global distribution and seasonal cycles.

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Ice Pigging from Aqualogy - YouTube

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Overview of SWAN Interactive Architecture Tool - YouTube

A product of cross-industry collaboration, the SWAN Interactive Architecture Tool captures the many-to-many relationships inherent in a smart water architect...
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The billboard that produces potable water out of air - YouTube

Finally, a Billboard That Creates Drinkable Water Out of Thin Air I've never cared much for billboards. Not in the city, not out of the city — not anywhere, ...
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What an amazing concept!

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'It is our duty to act now': WWC and FAO unite to combat water and food security

'It is our duty to act now': WWC and FAO unite to combat water and food security | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to increase their collaboration amidst growing concerns about global water and food security. - edie news centre
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Smart Cities Council | Study reveals stormwater utilities short on funding and planning

Smart Cities Council | Study reveals stormwater utilities short on funding and planning | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
A Black & Veatch study finds years of steady rates may be catching up with some stormwater utilities, which are short on cash and on comprehensive planning. Click to learn how credits and incentives could be part of the solution.
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Drip, drip: Water startups slowly tap a glacial industry

Drip, drip: Water startups slowly tap a glacial industry | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Innovation in water hasn't been entirely glacial. But when startups try to sell their technology to utilities focused on ensuring a regular and clean supply of water, new ideas take
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Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
Established in 2010, the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhod Energy Utility (NEU) provides space heating and hot water to new buildings in the neighbourhood.
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Using waste energy to heat buildings

The Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) uses waste thermal energy captured from sewage to provide space heating and hot water to new buildings in Southeast False Creek (SEFC).


This captured energy eliminates more than 60% of the global warming pollution associated with heating buildings.


The utility is self-funded: it provides a return on investment to City taxpayers, while at the same time, provides cost-competitive rates to customers.


The NEU was established in 2010 and served the former Olympic Village...

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Smart Grid: Study says yes, the smart water market will (finally) grow

Smart Grid: Study says yes, the smart water market will (finally) grow | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus + Climate Change | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - Despite disappointing adoption rates in recent years, the smart water market will accelerate, according to a new study. Demand for more efficient management and distribution of increasingly scarce resources and
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