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LIXIL to Pilot Household Reinvented Toilets in Partnership with the Gates Foundation

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TOKYO, November 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, today announced a new partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring what could be the world’s first “reinvented toilet” for household use to pilot in at least two markets. LIXIL will build a team of experts in technology, design, and product development from across its global commercial organization to work jointly with a sanitation technology partner to refine and test a leading reinvented toilet prototype.

Don’t Be a Tardigrade: Private Sector Solutions for Ensuring a Freshwater Future

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While the private sector must double down on its ambitions to achieve rapid decarbonization of the global economy, it must, at the same time, do everything in its power to protect the freshwater resources that are essential to all human and economic activity.

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While the private sector must double down on its ambitions to achieve rapid decarbonization of the global economy, it must, at the same time, do everything in its power to protect the freshwater resources that are essential to all human and economic activity.

Pentair Helps Transform Lives in Kibera

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by Marybeth Thorsgaard

Imagine living in an area the size of New York’s Central Park with one million other people without access to clean, safe drinking water. This is the reality for residents of Kibera, an impoverished settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Up until recently, there was no reliable clean water in Kibera, and Kibera residents often paid ten times what Nairobi city residents paid.

Ceres and World Wildlife Fund Announce Target and ADM Join the AgWater Challenge

Target and ADM share new commitments to protect freshwater resources
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October 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target (NYSE: TGT), a general merchandise retailer that serves guests at more than 1,800 stores, and Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, to the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ new water stewardship commitments were shared today at the Financial Times Water Summit in London.

LIXIL Transfers Sustainable ‘Green Toilet System’ Technology to Local Kenyan Business to Accelerate Access to Basic Sanitation in East Africa

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TOKYO, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, is accelerating access to basic sanitation in East Africa by transferring proprietary sustainable sanitation technology to Kenyan company, ACE Environmental Consultancy (ACE). The Green Toilet System (GTS) has been nearly a decade in development and has the ability to transform thousands of lives through improved access to toilets.

The Global Engagement Forum: Live Convenes Leaders for Cross-Sector Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, October 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, the 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live convened leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate around solving specific problems within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Forum convened over 300 leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

LIXIL Wins Coveted ‘Innovation of the Year’ at Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards

SATO series of products is recognized for enabling millions of people to access basic sanitation
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TOKYO, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards have recognized LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, for its innovative SATO line of toilet and sanitation products. The range, which offers safe and affordable sanitation for those who lack access, won the prestigious ‘Innovation of the Year’ award.

Meat Industry Grilled by Investors to Address Water and Climate Risks

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by Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Water and Food, Ceres

Hurricane Florence is only the latest environmental, financial and reputational calamity to hit the nation’s vast livestock industry this year.

Even before last month’s torrential rains caused widespread losses and flooding in hog waste lagoons across North Carolina, meat producers had come under growing pressure due to extensive pollution from their sprawling factory farms, which confine thousands of hogs and chickens in tightly packed facilities.

How Would Your Day Be Different Without Water?

Raising awareness about the value of water and sustainable water infrastructure through Imagine a Day Without Water
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October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On October 10, 2018, Tetra Tech is participating in the fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a day of education and advocacy sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign.

Tetra Tech is among hundreds of organizations that are raising awareness about the importance of water in daily life and the crucial need for investment in water infrastructure to ensure that no community is left without safe and reliable water.

Making Clean Water More Accessible by Equipping African Entrepreneurs With Resources and Expertise

A social enterprise is financing and training young people in Africa to grow their own business from the ground up and make clean drinking water available to their local communities.
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Jibu, a business that supports the self-empowerment of low income communities, joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to equip, train and finance 1,000 African entrepreneurs to launch drinking water franchises that will produce two and a half million litres of affordable, safe water every day and serve three million consumers by 2022. 

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