23 Feb '16, 8pm

Why the Flint crisis should prompt a move to decentralized water systems

Decentralized systems also offer better means of managing an increasingly threatened resource. Water consumption has grown at a rate more than twice that of the world’s population in the past century, and water criticality is becoming a major global concern, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Not only are aquifers being depleted at an accelerated rate, but volatile precipitation patterns have made municipal water supply increasingly unpredictable. Furthermore, centralized water is typically accompanied by large infrastructure , such as dams and water treatment plants, that erode the resilience of complex watershed systems. The Living Building Challenge method avoids this heavy-handed approach to water services with its closed-loop approach. And VEIL researchers have proposed a distributed model through which production, distribution,...

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