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I don't understand "waterwise" in the following context.
The thirst of modern agricultural pracrices, industrial practices, and the bottled water industry have pushed ecosystems toward collapse.....
Our agricultural practices must be totally revamped, our industrial practices as well. We'll need waterwise appliances, novel infrastructure solutions, and a lot of honesty about a planetary population pushing toward nine billion.
Is it saying "water-friendly" or "the appliances that can save water"?
I think they should have hyphenated it to "water-wise" ie appliances which use water wisely, carefully. Of course an appliance cannot do anything wisely but they are sometimes described as "smart" if they are designed to save water or electricity etc.
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