Happy World Water Day! Held annually on March 22, World Water Day is an international day centered around the importance of our freshwater resources, and brings awareness to how we manage those resources sustainably.
by Erin Connor, Cisco Corporate Affairs & Cisco Foundation
Water is everywhere. It covers 70% of our planet and makes up nearly 60% of the human body. Despite its abundance, 663 million people around the world lack access to safe water.
Another 2.4 billion people lack access to a toilet or latrine, while more than 3.5 million people die each year because of inadequate water supply, sanitation, or hygiene. The earth may be covered in water, but only 3% of that is fresh water, and only a small fraction of that is available to the planet’s 7.5 billion inhabitants.
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.
Water is undoubtedly one of the most precious natural resources for life on earth. Without access to good quality freshwater, human, animal and plant survival is impossible, while many industries are also highly dependent on reliable sources of water for their day-to-day operations and long-term viability.
However, factors such as climate variability, droughts, growing populations and economic expansion are all placing greater demand on the available water sources.
New initiative aims to address the water crisis in India and create measures to promote sustainable usage of water
NEW DELHI, March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), along with its member company, Nalco Water (an Ecolab company) today launched their CEO Water Alliance (CEWA) Initiative in New Delhi. CEWA aims to bring together CEOs and other stakeholders from various platforms, including both government and private institutions, to address the water crisis in India and create proactive measures that will promote sustainable usage of water.
Xylem colleagues take part in the EarthEcho Water Monitoring Challenge and Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24
RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a global water technology leader, today called on the public and private sectors to work together to improve the collection and sharing of water data on this, World Water Day 2018. Despite dramatic improvements in big data collection and the application of that intelligence, the amount of on-the-ground data about water has been declining over the past 40 years.
With climate change and water scarcity threatening countries around the world, we need global water data more than ever. Unfortunately, Xylem’s new research reveals that the world is actually collecting and sharing less water data from on-site sensors. A lot less.
This means governments and leaders are making decisions in the dark. Let’s make smarter decisions based on facts. Learn about this problem and what we can do to fix it.
World-renowned photographer Andy Mann takes on water pollution in a first-hand look at the work being done to protect our most treasured waterbodies.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – To spotlight the global environmental and economic challenges caused by harmful algal blooms in fresh waterbodies, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today released a three-part docuseries with National Geographic photographer Andy Mann, coinciding with World Water Day.
Typically caused by excess phosphorus, harmful algal blooms pollute freshwater in more than 15,000 waterways in the U.S. and impact all 50 states. The issue threatens drinking water and wildlife and is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $2.2 billion annually.