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Water conservation, efficiency, and reuse

Henry Vaux
Water conservation, efficiency, and reuse
Elements (June 2011) 7 (3): 187-191


Global water scarcity is intensifying. Economizing on water use will be an important aspect of any effective response. Water recycling and reuse technologies offer possibilities for more extensive use of water, depending on cost. Institutional responses, such as the use of rational pricing and the creation of water markets or exchanges, promise to improve water-use efficiency. Consumer education is a simple and inexpensive means of economizing on water in the urban and agricultural sectors. Rationing is effective in managing short-term interruptions such as drought. Point-of-use technology will also offer opportunities for economizing on many water uses.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Water conservation, efficiency, and reuse
Author(s): Vaux, Henry, Jr.
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Berkeley, CA, United States
Pages: 187-191
Published: 201106
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 12
Accession Number: 2011-055045
Categories: Environmental geologyHydrogeology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
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Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201131
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