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Two companies with very different business models, General Mills and Levi Strauss & Co., share their approaches to tackling wastewater within their operations and supply chains.
It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the country approaches its water security. But one water utility CEO is using low-tech solutions to make her city one of the most water resilient communities on the planet.
Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency -- and much of this success is thanks to CEO Sally Levy, who is arguably one of the world's leading women on water stewardship.
UNESCO is partnering with several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and Asia Pulp and Paper, on a project that aims to improve the quality and safety of drinking water in this Southeast Asian country of 250 million people.
The environmental NGO Rare estimates that Colombia hosts approximately 10 percent of the world’s biodiversity. But water scarcity is an ongoing threat, so Rare is working with local governments and industries on water remediation projects along the country's Pacific Coast.
A World Resources Institute analyst points out that while companies and governments have found consistency in how they approach carbon emissions and climate change, a standardized approach toward water stewardship is lacking.
Environment America has accused Tyson, its subsidiaries and contract chicken farms of releasing at least 104 million pounds of pollutants into surface waters across the continental U.S. from 2010 to 2014. That's more than seven times the amount that ExxonMobil released during the same period.
The Obama administration's 'moonshot for water' initiative is an effort to mitigate the increased stress on groundwater supplies across the United States.
Bank of America and Wells Fargo each announced US$1 million grants to NGOs that fund water innovation projects worldwide.
At the Lima Climate Change Conference, SABMiller says businesses must make the business case for addressing water scarcity throughout Latin America.
Much bottled water is coming from drought stricken regions, notably California, which is in its third year of drought.
Levi's recently made 100,000 pairs of women’s jeans with 100 percent recycled water. End result: savings of 12 million liters of this precious resource.