NAU researchers co-author study that finds water efficiency achievable throughout U.S. without decrease in economic activity

NAU News, posted August 26, 2020

“A recent study co-authored by two Northern Arizona University researchers showed that targeted efforts to increase water efficiency could save enough water annually to fill Lake Mead. It could happen without significantly compromising economic production, jobs or tax revenue.

“The study, published today in Environmental Research Letters, demonstrates that there is no one right answer to increase water efficiency—rather, there are dozens of right answers depending on region, industry and company. Ben Ruddell, the director of the FEWSION Project and director of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) and Richard Rushforth, an assistant research professor in SICCS, are co-authors on the study. Landon Marston, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, led the study…

Read the full article on Ruddell and Water Scarcity HERE.

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