What does it mean to be resourceful?

Being resourceful means being aware of how you use resources, then choosing to use them responsibly. It means understanding how energy and water combined make life possible, and how our actions affect the future.

Water and energy depend completely upon each other, coming together in the energy-water nexus. We need water to produce electricity, and energy is required to extract, treat and deliver water. The choices we make to generate energy alter the global and the local climate, which affects the availability of water to cool our generation plants.

At Resourcefulness, our goal is to improve water and energy literacy, encourage conservation, and inspire the next generation of innovators.

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Changing Water Levels

July 2, 2024
It is possible to use a resource faster than it renews, in which case depletion occurs. Between 1980 and 2008, industrial agricultural operations in Saudi Arabia consumed at least 80% of the country’s fossil (nonrenewable) water reserves. Globally, much more groundwater is pumped out of aquifers than is recharged naturally, so the average water table has been declining. Hydrogeologists have observed significant declines in the Ogallala Aquifer under the Great Plains of the United States, spanning eight states from South Dakota down to Texas.
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