How a Beetle Inspired Our Clean Fresh Water Technology
Society is facing a vital struggle to meet fresh water demand. New technology—inspired by biomimicry—can help supply clean water with low energy use.
As the world's population grows an expected 40 to 50 percent in the next fifty years, and our lifestyles become even more resource-intensive, the water-energy nexus has evolved into a serious worldwide crisis. Society will be facing a vital struggle to meet fresh water demand for human consumption, which currently averages 1,000 gallons of water per person, per day, accounting for both direct, and indirect water use.