The Water Wars

Innovative ideas and solutions are in hot pursuit of U.S. water problems.
Mar 21, 2014 1:00 PM ET

Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.”  With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.

Fortunately, as with most calamities that threaten humankind, innovative ideas and solutions are in hot pursuit of the problems. Entrepreneurial companies are experimenting with technologies that can mitigate water risk, and forward-thinking builders are introducing new approaches for diminishing water use in homes and communities.