Dec 21, 2022
Call the fashion police! In this
special holiday edition of What About Water? we dive into the apparel industry’s dirty
secret: its water use. Behind oil and gas, fashion is the single
most polluting industry on the planet. It accounts for 8 per cent
of all carbon emissions and 20 per cent of global
Dec 7, 2022
How can we measure water when it disappears into thin air?
On this episode of What About Water? we’re looking at evapotranspiration, or “ET” for short. It’s the combination of water evaporating from the soil, combined with the measure of water transpiring through crops’ leaves. Accounting for this water loss...
Nov 23, 2022
In the quest to find clean, renewable sources of energy, we turn to a familiar method: hydroelectricity. Today, the ancient method of harnessing the power of flowing water is hitting enormous new heights.
Hydroelectric dams are some of the biggest human-made structures in the world. As humans dam more and more rivers,...
Nov 9, 2022
It’s estimated that by 2050, we’ll have over 9 billion people on earth. To feed everyone, we will need to produce 60 per cent more food - and we'll need to grow it using less water.
On this episode of What About Water? we’re looking at new technology that can make that shift possible. Jay sits down with colleague...
Oct 26, 2022
By 2025, experts predict over half the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas. With a number of our freshwater resources on land receding, is it time to look to the ocean - or, rather, underneath it for fresh water?
Jay sits down with Brandon Dugan, the Associate Department Head and Baker Hughes Chair in...