“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”  ― Benjamin Franklin

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The current drought in Texas is the worst on record
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Evaporation losses worldwide are slightly greater than industrial and domestic consumption. 20% of reservoir supply is evaporated, 20% is for industrial and domestic consumption and 60% for irrigation.
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Parched river basin in West Texas. Annual Evaporation losses in Texas are almost 2 trillion gallon equivalent to almost 7 cubic km.
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Source: Infrastructure to 2030: Telecom, Land Transport, Water, and Electricity, OECD, 2006.
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San Francisco Chronicle, February 18, 2014 “Drought remedy: Thin barrier could save water in reservoirs” (click)

"A Tiny Bit of Vegetable Oil Could Save Texas Billions of Gallons of Water", National Public Radio KUT, Austin on More Aqua’s Technology (click)