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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. 

Nestlé Waters Allentown Factories Achieve Globally Recognized Water Stewardship Certification

Allentown Plants Meets Rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard with SCS Global Services
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ALLENTOWN, Pa., October 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Allentown, Pennsylvania factories received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.

Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Environmental Projects Awarded More Than $275,000 From Duke Energy

Grants to support 16 initiatives focused on clean water, clean air and conservation
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CINCINNATI, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy today awarded $276,600 for 16 projects designed to aid clean water, clean air and conservation initiatives across Greater Cincinnati.

"We're proud to support organizations implementing impactful programs that aim to protect, improve or restore natural resources," said Lynn Good, Duke Energy's chairman, president and CEO. "From expanding land restoration to protecting habitats to educating future leaders on environmental stewardship, these projects will make a positive difference on the environment and the community."

Beverage Sector Sustainability Pros Discuss Water Reclaim, Reuse Barriers

Enhancing Water Reclaim & Reuse in the Beverage Sector
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Dwindling water quality. Increasing water scarcity. Lack of water access. These days, if there’s one thing in full supply in the world, it’s water-related challenges.

But solutions to these challenges do exist—and others are in the making. Solutions, however, often come with their own set of barriers. One such quandary is water reclaim and reuse—particularly in the beverage sector.

Caterpillar Foundation's Value of Water Video: Will RESTORE for Water

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The Caterpillar Foundation is on a mission to alleviate poverty. Through its work, the Foundation recognizes that water is one of the most critical basic needs of people and their communities. The Caterpillar Foundation, together with its global partners, launched the Value of Water campaign to raise awareness of the value of water and the impact of the global water crisis on community health, education and economics. Through partners like The Nature Conservancy, the Caterpillar Foundation is proud to support water conservation efforts because when nature thrives, people thrive. 

The Value Independent Certification Brings to Global Water Stewardship

By Rae Mindock, SCS Global Services
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Every year, World Water Week, a conference organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), brings together experts from around the world to discuss global water issues. This year’s event focused on Water, Ecosystems and Human Development, with discussions concentrating on how business, NGOs and government agencies are collaborating to address water-related challenges.

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