Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is creating a structural response to the drought. The Net Positive Water initiative focuses On-Site Water Treatment and Non-Potable Reuse. Currently, California’s water management responsibilities are fragmented among many agencies and private potable water companies. An integrated strategy for water management is needed. SSV is playing the role of a convener and bringing together the government sector, the private sector, companies, and universities.
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California is experiencing its worst drought in history. The state is now in its fourth year of an extreme drought that is showing no end in sight. 2014 was the hottest year on record and together with record low snowfall, it is now more important to save water than ever before.
The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains accounts for 30% of California's water supply. At this year’s annual measuring, the snowpack was only at 5% of what it should be at this time of year. Click here to read more.
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In business theory, the ‘bottom-line’ is a well-established metric to represent economic success. This simple equation adequately accounts for financial profits and losses, but cannot always reflect external costs on natural landscapes, social structures, and other considerations that lack monetary representation. Read more.