Xylem Clocks 113,000 Volunteer Hours in 2021, Doubling Time Donated to Help Tackle Water Challenges in 55 Countries

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., January 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Global water technology company, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), announced today that almost 80 percent of its 16,000 employees volunteered their time to help solve urgent water challenges in 2021. Xylem’s global team collectively donated 113,000 hours in their communities, across 55 countries.

Ecolab Again Recognized for Global Water Leadership on CDP A List

Third consecutive A rating recognizes demonstrated environmental action and transparency
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has again been recognized for its corporate sustainability leadership by global environmental non-profit CDP, earning inclusion on CDP’s prestigious A List for tackling water security. This is the third consecutive year Ecolab has been recognized on the Water A List. Ecolab also earned an A- ranking on CDP’s climate list.

Food Companies Aren’t Moving Quickly Enough To Fend off Global Water Crisis, New Benchmark Report Finds

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Most food companies are not taking the necessary action to reduce their demands and impacts on freshwater resources, further worsening the global water crisis, according to a new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit Ceres.

Technology Will Help the Water Industry Address Climate Change, Changing Consumer Demands


In the eyes of U.S. water and wastewater sector stakeholders, aging infrastructure, aging workforce and intensifying natural disasters are the top challenges facing the water and wastewater industry in 2021, according to Black & Veatch’s 2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report.

Black & Veatch Urges Prioritization of Water System Resilience Through Holistic Asset Management


Factors like climate change, thinning groundwater resources, rises in seawater temperature, reduced flow of rivers and streams and public demand for water conservation are driving water and wastewater utilities to enhance the sustainability and resiliency of their systems. Armed with reclamation and reuse technologies, utilities are finding solutions in a range of strategies. But as each water source and its use are different, so too will be the reuse process for each application.

Xylem Expands Partnership with Imagine H2O to Support Water Innovation Entrepreneurs

Global partnership scales Imagine H2O’s work with entrepreneurial water solutions
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RYE BROOK, NY, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s greatest water challenges has announced an expanded commitment to Imagine H2O, the leading water innovation accelerator and ecosystem for water entrepreneurs. As a global partner, Xylem brings expanded support to Imagine H2O’s startup Accelerator and joins as the newest partner to Imagine H2O Asia, the organization’s Singapore-based initiative supporting water solutions across Southeast Asia.

Vinyl Institute Partners With Water Well Trust on Water Project Benefitting Virginia Family of Five

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WASHINGTON, September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Vinyl Institute (VI), the U.S. trade association representing manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), additives, and modifiers, recently partnered with the Water Well Trust (WWT) to provide safe drinking water to a local family in Smithfield, Virginia. The Vande Brakes, a family of five, received a donated water well system, including equipment, well drilling, and installation.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns


by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Who Speaks for the Water?

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In the film adaptation of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, the unscrupulous Aloysius O’Hare sells oxygen. The audience is shocked and dismayed by this wanton comodification of a fundamental natural resource. But the comodification of another life-sustaining resource is no fiction in the American West. This week on Sea Change Radio, we get a bit of a history lesson about water rights in the West from Varsha Venkatasubramanian, a graduate student and a contributor to The Editorial Board.

Desalination Plant of the Year 2021: Black & Veatch Is Client's Technical Advisor

Marina East wins top desal honor at Global Water Intelligence’s prestigious Global Water Awards
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Global Water Awards’ Desalination Plant of the Year 2021 has been presented to a project drawing upon technical expertise from Black & Veatch. Singapore’s Marina East project was led by Keppel Infrastructure with Black & Veatch acting as technical advisor to end client Public Utilities Board (PUB).


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