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U.S. Cities Quench Growing Thirst with Saltwater

On September 17, 2013, in Analysis, Climate, Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water

Ira Flatow interviewed Sandia’s Michael Hightower (Military and Energy Systems Analysis Dept.) for NPR’s “Science Friday,” which aired on September 13th. The program discussed the challenges associated with diminishing fresh water resources, particularly in the west. As reservoirs disappear and wells run dry, cities around the U.S. are turning to saltwater to meet their water […]

Water Increasingly Crucial in Energy Policies, Experts Say

Energy policymakers worldwide should look beyond supply security and environmental questions and consider water resource availability if they expect to succeed, experts said May 3 during a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “Water has become the Achilles heel of some energy projects,” said M. Michael Hightower, head of the Water for […]

Water Security Program

On October 15, 2012, in

Water Security Customers/Partners Awards Key Publications Staff Biographies Water Security In many areas of the United States and multiple regions of the world, competing demands for fresh water outweigh sustainable supply. Water issues increasingly limit economic development, impact interdependent infrastructure (such as energy and agriculture), and are a fundamental source of conflict. The primary objectives […]