Resilience 2021: The Importance of Seismic Functional Recovery and Community Resilience in the Built Environment
Fresh water is a finite, essential resource. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that 36 states expect to experience local, regional or statewide water shortages by 20131. As the population grows and moves, especially to areas of water scarcity and declining water quality, the nation needs to understand the importance of using this most precious resource as efficiently as possible. To ensure our citizens can continue to access safe, clean water in buildings all across the country, the United States must establish a national water strategy—of which the most cost-effective component should be to reduce the amount of water being consumed.
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