We manage our use of water carefully and invest in new approaches and technologies to use it more efficiently.
Few natural resources are as essential for human development as fresh water – we drink it, wash in it, grow food with it, use it to manufacture goods and produce energy. We are reducing our use of fresh water by finding new ways to reuse and recycle waste water.
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In an unusual arrangement with a city in Canada, we use treated waste water instead of precious fresh water to boost natural gas production.
In the Omani desert, reed beds are being used to naturally clean water produced as oil extracted, before it evaporates.
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