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3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…
Innovations like this micro-subsurface drip irrigation system allow farmers to support their crops while conserving water.

Quenching Cotton’s Thirst: Reducing the Use of Water in the Cotton Lifecycle

Seventy percent of the earth’s fresh water goes toward agriculture production. Cotton sucks up about 3 percent of this, which is pretty significant,…
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GrowOya Pots Allow for Easier and More Water-Efficient Gardening

Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy…
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Bay Area Water Initiative Creates Drought Visualization Tool

A Bay Area partnership seeks to learn more about the effects of California's drought and find new ways to conserve, recycle and locally…
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Sustainability at PepsiCo Generated $375 Million in Cost Savings

PepsiCo’s recent claim that since 2010, it has reaped $375 million in savings due to its sustainability initiatives, is encouraging news. Improved water…
Low water-levels leave a buoy on dry land on Lake Constance in Staad, Switzerland, in 2011.

Brands Address Global Water Crisis with Win-Win Strategies

Today, 1.2 billion people, or almost a fifth of the world's population, live in areas of water scarcity, and, according to the U.N.,…
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Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource

Today's technology makes yesterday's most basic, manual tasks -- like cleaning an intricate set of pipes -- a whiz. But it also creates…
The Uvas Reservoir in Santa Clara, California, reduced to a mere puddle in 2014.

California Can Learn Bucketloads From Australia About Droughts

By Marcus Barber A recent article on TriplePundit suggested that Californians are keen to lower their water usage but don’t know how to…
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24 Breweries Sign Climate Change Declaration

24 breweries in a partnership with Ceres have signed a declaration urging the industry to take greater action on climate change-related risks.
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USGBC Announces the Top 10 States for LEED in 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2014 list of the top 10 LEED states in green building performance.
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The Business Risks of Water Shortages

The world's biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have…
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Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water

We have reached a tipping point where we need to monetize and assign a dollar value to a natural resource like water --…
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Safeway to Eliminate 1 Billion Single-Use Bags By 2015

Safeway, the second-largest supermarket chain in North America, is making progress toward its environmental goals, according to its sixth annual sustainability report released…
ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

UN Report Highlights Risks (And Rewards) At The Water-Energy Nexus

Governance at the water-energy nexus will determine the fate, well-being and livelihoods of many millions in this and generations to come, the U.N.…
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Bacardi Reduces Energy and Water Use

Bacardi managed to reduce energy use by more than 25 percent and water use by 45 percent.
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