Nuclear power plants withdraw and consume the largest amounts of water, followed by power plants that use fossil fuels (coal or oil), biomass, or waste.
Nearly 40 billion gallons are withdrawn each day from Southeast freshwater supplies for thermoelectric power plants--about 65 percent of all withdrawals.
Private Investment Opportunities in Agricultural Water Use Efficiency
This report was prepared by Rabobank in collaboration with the World Resources Institute.
Ecosystems provide a wealth of services to human populations, among them, disease regulation. But narrowly-focused development projects can threaten these ecosystems and put entire populations at risk.
When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck.