Franklin Templeton became one of the 64 institutional investors representing $9.8 trillion in AUM that have signed on to the Valuing Water Finance Initiative from Ceres. It’s a new investor-led effort to engage 72 of the world’s biggest corporate water users and polluters to value and act on water as a financial risk and drive change to better protect water systems.
Like many Americans, I’ve started travelling again. Flying over the Midwest recently on my way to a conference in New York, it was hard not to be awed by the sight of mile after mile of cropland – around 180 million acres – growing just two crops, corn and soy.
Having access to clean water is important and especially so when a community’s sources of water are limited. In the Yucatán Peninsula, the only source of drinking water is an aquifer system that’s highly vulnerable to contamination from human activities.
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As cybersecurity risks and threats continue to grow and become more sophisticated, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) brought industry experts, regulators and federal partners together this week to discuss best practices and solutions as part of its 2022 Cybersecurity Symposium.
As the world’s population continues to grow and climate change-induced droughts threaten water supply, water scarcity is a major concern, making mine and industry water a precious resource. Utilizing mine water is of great significance when it comes to protecting the environment and saving water resources. But treating mine water poses its own challenges, as industrial effluents can be extremely difficult to treat.
Kohler Canada associates recognized a unique opportunity to use their water expertise to help solve the lack of access to clean, safe water for Canada’s Indigenous communities. To ensure meaningful impact, associates sought a partner that shared Kohler’s commitment to safe water for all and that was looking to implement sustainable, long-lasting solutions in communities across the country. Water First immediately stood out as a leader, not only bridging the clean water gap for Indigenous communities, but also providing access to training for water-treatment technicians.
"When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” - Benjamin Franklin
World Water Day is March 22, and 2022 is the year of groundwater. Although invisible to us, its impact is visible everywhere. It supplies drinking water, helps grow our food and is a key component of a healthy watershed. It is estimated that 30 percent of global fresh water is groundwater with the vast majority of the remaining fresh water existing as ice, including permafrost.1