. . . 80 million people a year, by 2030 it is estimated that the world will need
. . . . . . 30% more water,
. . . . . . 50% more food,
. . . . . . 50% more energy.
Growing populations, increasing demand for energy, food and water,
. . . will create the "Perfect Storm" by 2030.
It takes a lot of water to produce electricity,
. . . from most of the generation sources used today.
It takes a lot of energy to pump, deliver and clean
. . . the water we use every day.
A study from the California Energy Commission found that,
. . . water efficiency improvements could save as much
. . . energy as some of the existing
. . . energy-efficiency programs in the state,
. . . but at about 1/2 the cost, and
. . . water conservation measures that saved
. . . . . . 320,000 acre-feet annually,
. . . . . . 2.3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and
. . . . . . 87 million therms of natural gas.
2013-09-05 Source: Water-Energy Water-Food-Energy