FIGURE 3-1 San Antonio Water Systems’ supply and demand under drought conditions.

FIGURE 3-1 San Antonio Water Systems’ supply and demand under drought conditions.

Source: Guz, K. 2010. Saving Water: Challenges & Opportunity. Presented at the National Academies September 2010. Saving Water: Challenges & Opportunity. Presented at the National Academies September 2010 Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Lessons From the Atlanta Metropolitan Region Workshop. [online]. Available: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/sustainability/atlantaurban/index.htm#meetings. [accessed February 28, 2011]

SAWS concluded that neither conservation nor efficiency alone is sufficient to meet water demand in an arid environment. But San Antonio has demonstrated that it is possible to grow and thrive while meeting water management challenges. This does not require residents to make drastic lifestyle changes in order to make dramatic savings in water usage per capita.


Source: Guz (2010).



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