Smart People Discover Water, & That Could Kick-Start the Blue Revolution

National Geographic, Jun 19 2012

Across the U.S., three major research universities have decided that we need big leaps of progress in water -- in water technology, water access, and water management. Those three universities -- the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cal State Fresno, and Michigan State -- think they can make a difference.

Imagine, for a moment, if water in the next 20 years gets the kind of attention and investment, the kind of arresting questions, that Silicon Valley has brought to whole sectors of the economy in the last 20 years. Look what the digital revolution has done to medicine and media, to telecommunications, even to shopping.