Water Recycling: Overcoming the 'Ick' Factor
Commonwealth Club - SF Club Office
A panel of experts detail the worldwide water crisis and its effects on health. Innovative solutions do exist if there is the will to adopt them.
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks ... watch video
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Reuters - US Online Video (Sep. 27, 2014) Amid California's worst drought in decades, scientists at UC Davis design a sustainable winery that includes a water recycling system. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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