by Garvin Jabusch and Betsy Moszeter of Green Alpha Advisors
Water is elemental. Crucial for life as we know it. Finite in supply—particularly fresh water—it is chronically degraded by pesticides, herbicides, fossil fuels operations, discarded plastics, and countless other contaminants.
Water is the most fundamental element for life, and it is one of the world’s most precious resources. For many people, the simple act of turning on a tap in the home or an irrigation system in a field is just that, a simple act. However in water stressed areas around the globe, this ‘simple act’ can turn into a complex operation, balancing limited availability with numerous pressing needs, both domestic, agricultural and industrial.
Replacement dam supplants earthen one long considered seismically unsafe near San Francisco, ensuring reliability of region’s water supply
SUNOL, Calif., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Seventeen years after being deemed seismically vulnerable and having its capacity restricted, a San Francisco-area dam and reservoir near an active fault line soon will be at full volume, thanks to a new dam that ensures a reliable water supply to millions of residents.
On June 6th, 2018, Mexico approved a new series of federal rulings on water resources known as the 10 Presidential Decrees, eliminating the concept of restricted areas around water exploitation.. For any company operating in Mexico, it is essential to understand their actual impact on the water supply.
Data centers provide an essential service in the business world today. The explosive growth of digital-consumption, the adoption of cloud-based systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have increased dependence on data centers, and all market signals confirm this dependence is here to stay. What are the implications of this expansion when it comes to precious resources such as water?
Diminishing water resources is a rising global challenge that food and beverage companies are uniquely positioned to tackle in order to protect their business, communities and ecosystems around the world.
By Tim Brown, Chairman, President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America
Like all Californians, we at Nestlé Waters are deeply concerned about the effect this drought is having on families, farmers, consumers and businesses. After all, the state is home to more than 7,000 Nestlé employees and their families. As California plans for another year of drought conditions, all water use is understandably being closely examined. We applaud Governor Brown for his leadership in addressing this crisis and will do our part to help this cause.