3 stories that illustrate how smart ideas, raised awareness, and citizen/state partnership have led to drastic improvements in these 3 cities water usage.
Why Melbourne needed to catch and store
Something strange and remarkable has happened in Melbourne. Five years ago, the city of over 4 million inhabitants nearly ran out of water. Now it is regarded among the most innovative, water-smart cities in the world.
How Spain’s Zaragoza learned to use less
Facing severe crop failure and forest fires, pioneering citizens transformed habits in a decade and reduced water use by 27%.
How dammed Denver turned to ridiculing waste
Denver drained rivers until its Two Forks dam was vetoed; then a PR campaign diverted the city’s attention to conservation.
Part of our special focus for World Water Week.