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Report Summary:

The world is facing unprecedented levels of drought. Drought has extended across over half of the United States in 2022. The frequency, intensity, and duration of droughts are increasing, leading to a myriad of issues, including regional wildfires… and this pattern is expected to continue with climate change.

Water Wise: Strategies for Drought-Resilient Development introduces the challenges and opportunities associated with drought and limited freshwater availability, and provides best practices for real estate and land use professionals to address them.

The report includes the following:

  • The science behind the increasing prevalence of drought and its impacts;
  • The business case for water-smart real estate development and landscaping;
  • Strategies and best practices for addressing water scarcity through water-smart development and landscaping;
  • Public-sector policies and practices that can support responsible water use; and
  • Profiles of water-smart developments and their outcomes

Report Summary: The world is facing unprecedented levels of drought. Drought has extended across over half of the United States in 2022. The frequency, intensity, and duration of droughts are increasing, leading to a myriad of issues, including regional wildfires… and this pattern is expected to continue with climate change.

Water Wise: Strategies for Drought-Resilient Development introduces the challenges and opportunities associated with drought and limited freshwater availability, and provides best practices for real estate and land use professionals to address them.

The report includes the following:

  • The science behind the increasing prevalence of drought and its impacts;
  • The business case for water-smart real estate development and landscaping;
  • Strategies and best practices for addressing water scarcity through water-smart development and landscaping;
  • Public-sector policies and practices that can support responsible water use; and
  • Profiles of water-smart developments and their outcomes
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