At BERC’s second annual “cleanweb” hackathon this past weekend, hackers came together to produce four new apps to help analyze and reduce home water consumption, food-related water footprints, and commercial building energy consumption.
The Spring 2014 edition of the Game of Blogs is coming to a close with the Semester Coronation on Tuesday, April 29th at 7.00 pm in C335 at the Haas School of Business.
Is California’s drought a window of opportunity for the fourth revolution in urban water? David Sedlak raised this pertinent question during his keynote address at the 2014 BERC Resources Roundtable on California’s Drought: Challenges and Opportunities.
Everyone knows there’s a drought. We read about it in the news, we see dramatic photos of dry riverbeds, we marvel at the lack of rain. Less visible though, is another problem, a big problem. Currently 1 million Californians in marginalized communities do not have access to clean water.
From the first panel in BERC Resources Roundtable 2014, we learned that there is not a direct linkage between water demand and population growth. If managed carefully, slow and strategic growth can coincide with even a decline in water demand.
The second panel of the BERC Resources Roundtable 2014 focused on how the California drought is affecting communities, consumers and business on a local level. The panel, moderated by UC Berkeley Professor Isha Ray, featured representatives from the public sector as well as the private sector.
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