A Silver Lining From California's Drought: Water Conservation Led To Reduced Energy Use And Less Pollution

"The scale of these integrated water-energy-greenhouse gas savings, achieved over such a short period, is remarkable," said Frank Loge, a co-author of the work and a professor of environmental engineering at UC Davis. "Even more interesting is that the cost of achieving these savings through water conservation was competitive with existing programs that specifically target electricity or greenhouse gas reductions."

Source : http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-drought-water-pollution-20180111-story.html

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