(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A number of forward-thinking companies are pushing for energy and water resource efficiency and conservation, according to a new report. The report,"Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector," has been released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. It highlights global companies that are proactively addressing energy and water challenges in their operations and across their supply chains through innovation, new technologies, and strategic partnerships.
Energy and water are essential for economic development, food and agriculture production, global security and social-wellbeing. The United Nations predicts that by 2030, the world will need at least 30 percent more water, 45 percent more energy and 50 percent more food. This challenge will be exacerbated by a climate change, an increasingly prosperous middle class, urbanization and demographic shifts from rural to urban centers, which will to put even more pressure on our finite natural resources.
Program Announced in Conjunction with National Drinking Water Week, May 1-7
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) VOORHEES, N.J. - May 3, 2011 - American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, has announced a partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in support of the organization's national internship program. American Water will partner on a series of internships that address issues of water conservation, quality or advocacy across the company's service areas.