Drinking Water

As soon as I found out that I would have the opportunity to interview Michael Washburn, the new Sustainability Director of Nestlé Waters, I decided to make that the centerpiece of a new series on The Future of Drinking Water, featuring a number of interviews and guest contributors. Because this issue of clean, safe potable water for everyone is so important, so confusing, and often so passionately argued, particularly around the question of bottled water, it seemed like a great time to take a carefully considered look at the issue from a triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) perspective. I think if we peel apart the issue and some of the feelings associated with it apart, we will find a number of issues: ecological, political, social, economic, medical and psychological all mixed in with what is often portrayed as an environmental question.

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Jaguar Land Rover Launches Clean Water Program in Kenya

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What Procter & Gamble’s New Announcement Reveals About Its Sustainability Efforts

Procter & Gamble just dropped two announcements, concerning climate change and clean water access, that prove it's serious about sustainability.
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New Mexico Sewage Farm May Help Provide Cleaner Water

Thanks to forward-thinking problem-solvers, we may be inching closer to a serious solution for the water problems plaguing our planet.
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SunSaluter Provides Clean Water as it Tracks the Sun

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Aging Water Pipelines Sicken Residents in Flint, Michigan

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Make That Three Black Eyes for Natural Gas Fracking

A new fracking study from Stanford University casts more doubt on the use of natural gas as a "cleaner" fuel for vehicle fleets.
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Investing in Water in Developing Countries: The Right (and Smart) Thing to Do

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Seriously, It’s Time to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

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EPA Study: Fracking Doesn’t Contaminate Water

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Cause Marketing: The Success of Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign

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3p Weekend: 3 Health Innovation Lessons from an Unlikely Source

Given The Coca-Cola Company’s role in our nation’s obesity debate, you may be surprised that the world’s biggest seller of sugar water is…
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