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The South Bay Water Recycling Agency, Annotated Bibliography

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"About SBWR." San Jose, CA.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014.

• In this website, it talks about San Jose and its plans and attempts to be more green and conserve water. The South Bay Water Recycling agency is the largest in the north bay and their goal is to make all of the water in San Jose and the areas that receive its water 100% recyclable. The recycled water is used for a myriad of things from irrigating food crops, parks, schools, golf courses, park landscaping, industrial processes, and even for paper manufacturing. The SBWR delivers around eleven million gallons of water to more than 690 people in Milpitas, Santa Clara, and San Jose.

Cahill, Ryan, and Jay Lund. "Residential Water Conservation in Australia and California." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (2012): n. pag. Print.

• In this peer-reviewed article, they discuss water conservation in the California, in relation to water conservation in Australia due to the fact that Australia and Califoria have a very similar climate, culture, and economy. Even so, it seems as though Australians is still able to use significantly less water than Californians. Throughout the article, they discuss how this is so with the use of facts and data from residential water use in both California and Australia. They hope to significantly increase the amount of water conserved.

"In a Dry California, Some Water-saving Efforts." San Jose Mercury News. The Associated Press, 16 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.

• In this article found online from the San Jose Mercury News, they discuss the drought that occurred throughout California and the many ways that Californians have been trying to conserve water in order to increase the local water supplies. ...

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...are using it. As water becomes more scarce with changing climactic conditions and an always-increasing population, recycling water becomes a more favorable method of water conservation.

Thoren, Ryan I., Jim Atwater, and Pierre Berube. "A Model for Analyzing Water Reuse and Resource Recovery Potential in Urban Areas." Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 39.11 (2012): 1202-209. Print.

• As a result of a large population of people in highly urbanized areas, the pressure to keep a continuous flow of water increases In this peer-reviewed article it discuses water recycling in urban areas and it studies different design models and it studies how and which of the three are most efficient in terms of water quality and energy used. In these three models they use different methods such as a satellite water reclamation facility, etc. to look at potential for water reuse.
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