Researchers are telling the western U.S. to prepare for water shortages. Does that mean fewer golf courses in Phoenix? Shorter showers in Vegas casino-hotels? Oh no, the world will grind to a halt, like China after a snowstorm.
What this latest paper doesn't mention but we already know: moving water around is a major energy sump. The more water has to pumped and processed and recycled, the more energy is used. This all bodes well for those green tech companies already into the recycling or water for human and industrial consumption.