Green water

Dennis Merens and John Sylvia talk about water

Dow Chemical‘s Dennis Mehrens talks about water and the challenges and opportunities of finding, transporting, using and discharging water. It is clear at this conference that water is a huge issue, especially outside the US.

Two big opportunies are removing arsenic from water that’s available to India’s poorest. Pipe joints that last longer and leak less, represents a huge opportunity in the US and elsewhere.

John Sylvia a partner in the Texas Pacific Group, wants to process water at the point of use – 90% of water that comes into a household never comes in the house. He thinks the biofuel revolution will drive a water shortage at least short term. It makes sense to him to ship lower quality water (for, say, lawn watering) and just process drinking and cooking water at the faucet, saving a lot of money in the process. Industrial concerns can save even more…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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One Response to Green water

  1. pauldwaite says:

    There was an edition of the BBC Radio 4 show In Business earlier this year about water that was in the same vein. There’s lots of water around, but it’s not in the right place at the right time. Supplying it is expensive.

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