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Announcing SSV's Water Newsletter

SSV's Water Team announces a newsletter for members and non-members who are interested in SSV's updates in the water arena.

SSV Water Team: What We're Up To

The Water Team is working on several exciting projects. As part of the Intelligent Water REuse Initiative, we’re working on education, projects and policy. We’re organizing a Water Symposium in May and launching a monthly Water Committee meeting for members. We’re developing water curriculum for students and working with members on Read More

Water Symposium and a Plug for Our Monthly Water Committee Meetings

Sustainable Silicon Valley’s second Water Symposium will be held this May and will be a great opportunity to network, discuss, and learn about water reuse technology for the Bay Area. Our first Water Symposium in 2015 at Xerox PARC was successful with over 150 technology experts, water providers, and leaders from the government and private Read More

Presentation by Acqualogic at Sustainable Silicon Valley

Sustainable Silicon Valley hosted member company Acqualogic for a presentation on existing technologies for distributed water systems and to discuss the hurdles to large-scale deployment. Participants from Water Career Pathways, Intrinsyx, Acqualogic and SSV discussed their views about onsite water reuse, including the need for qualified Read More

Announcing SSV's new Executive Director

Jennifer Thompson Dear friends, As Sustainable Silicon Valley's Acting Executive Director, I'm pleased to announce on behalf of the entire Board the appointment of Jennifer Thompson as SSV's new Executive Director starting February 1st, 2016. Currently the Associate Director, Jennifer came to SSV with 20 years of nonprofit experience Read More

Understanding the 2 Metric Tons Per Person Goal.

  This is an estimate of what two metric tons of C02  per person might look like based on my example and makes the goal more tangible. The average today is 19 metric tons per person per year, so the reduction will need to be substantial. 

The U2 MOU (Under 2 Degrees C, Memo of Understanding

One such example is the Under 2 MOU signed by subnational parties (e.g. cities, counties, provinces, states) representing 720 million people and $19.9 Trillion in GDP or 1/4 of the world's economy.

The Future of Water

A KPCC show originating in Southern CA about the drought, discussed points true for any drought. (1) (2). One of the challenges of climate change and global warming is these occur slowly over time, making it harder to see.

Driving to More Renewable Energy in San Mateo and Santa Clara County

The CCE (Community Choice Energy) partnerships in San Mateo and Santa Clara County moved closer to serving  more renewable electrical electricity in 2016 and 2017. Key votes in Atherton, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, and the County of San Mateo all voted for their respective CCEs in December.  


For many years now, Sustainable Silicon Valley has been advocating for a Net Positive Bay Area, an action-based initiative that seeks to build a regenerative region by 2050: generate more renewable energy than we use, sequester more carbon than we emit and use only local water resources.  On December 12, 2015 in Paris, COP21 has agreed to Read More