The dwindling supply of clean water available to growing urban areas isn't an abstract problem for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
He's seen opposing financial pressures and concerns about sustainable water sources play out first hand in the sprawling metro area now home to some 6 million people.
"The city of Atlanta has a $3 billion to $4 billion capital program around water and sewer," Reed recently explained at the GreenBiz VERGE 2014 conference in San Francisco. "We had terrible water wars in Atlanta between Georgia, Alabama and Florida." ... Read more about How much will it cost to turn the tide of the urban water crisis?