Helping Cleveland Communities
By Marguerite Huber
EPA is pleased to announce a brand-new webcast series on implementing green infrastructure. This page provides information on the 2014 webcast series, as well as links to archived webcasts and a summary of certification programs. To be added to a mailing list for additional training opportunities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|First Webcast: January 7th, 2014
1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
O&M and Green:
“One important study found that nearly 50 percent of existing coal-fired power plants have sufficient reclaimed water available within a 10-mile radius, and 75 percent have sufficient reclaimed water available within a 25-mile radius. DOE also concludes that we can significantly reduce the water dependency of power plants by switching to dry and wet-dry hybrid cooling technologies and by using alternative water sources instead of freshwater. This is powerful evidence of the enormous potential for energy companies and water utilities to work together to reduce the environmental impacts from – and the water-related vulnerabilities to – power plants.
In short, it’s time to stop wasting our wastewater and instead use it to protect our nation’s energy supply.”
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October 22: Industries around the world are seeking new ways to make every drop of water count. Agriculture, which uses a high 70% of the world’s fresh water, is no different.
Many factors threaten the future of farming (e.g., saline soils, shallow water tables, inefficient irrigation and poor drainage). To survive, the industry needs smart irrigation technologies that can save water, deliver it more efficiently, and realize significant monetary savings.
The stark fact is that all of the food we eat requires water, in the right amount and at the right times. Agriculture is the industry with the biggest stakes and the biggest potential pay-off. It’s a market opportunity set for explosure growth.
The dynamic investment landscape includes government agencies interested in stimulating innovation that addresses efficient water resource management. The US Agency for International Development and the Swedish government, for example, recently announced a $25 million grant program to increase access to clean water for farming.
New perspectives, technologies and investments are needed. The smart irrigation technology market has the greatest potential for growth and addresses the biggest issue we face…food insecurity. The winners of the race will go to the farmers who apply the technology, the small, niche companies with breakthrough technologies and the investors who back them.
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