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The Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy

Water is essential to life, making its total economic value immeasurable. At the same time water is a finite resource, and one for which competition is likely to increase as the U.S. economy grows

The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure Report

At a national level, a one-day disruption in water service can lead to a loss of $43.5 billion in sales and $22.5 billion in GDP.

The new oil: how investors can keep water flowing

The new oil: how investors can keep water flowing. A growing population and climate change puts pressure on mankind’s essential resource

Water set to become more valuable than oil

Water set to become more valuable than oil as rising demand from people, industries and agriculture puts pressure on supplies.

Value of Water: EPA Studies Importance of Water to U.S. Economy

Water is vital to a productive and growing economy in the U.S., directly and indirectly affecting the production of goods and services. For most consumers, water costs less than a penny per gallon at the tap, and buried infrastructure is out of sight and mind as long as the water is flowing.

The Economic Value of Water in United States’ Metropolitan Statistical Areas

California’s large metropolitan regions, especially the San Francisco-Oakland-Silicon Valley Bay Area, generate more economic value per unit of freshwater consumed than other regions in the United States.

Trading the Economic Value of Unsatisfied Municipal Water Demand

Modelling and optimization techniques for water resources allocation are proposed to identify the economic value of the unsatisfied municipal water demand against demands emerging from other sectors.

Determining payments for watershed services by hydro-economic modeling for optimal water allocation

Ever growing demand for agricultural and municipal water, caused by population growth and the need to feed the world, as well as increasing stress over waterbodies crave for efficient and sustainable water management.

Circle of Blue

In the mountains east of the Cape Town, South Africa, just beyond the curving road up Sir Lowry’s Pass, workers manoeuvre heavy machinery to stab at the ground near Steenbras Dam, drilling deeply with steel pipes to bring forth water.