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From Challenges to Solutions: An Analysis of Water-Related Risks and Action Steps for Asia-Pacific Lodging Industry

White paper provides business case to address impact of water availability, quality and pricing
Press Release

ST. PAUL, Minn, March 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A new white paper provides an in-depth look at the impacts of water stress and scarcity on tourism in the Asia-Pacific region.

Global Water Challenge (GWC) and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Announce Pinnacle Awards

Awards Recognize Progress in Water and Sanitation Service Delivery to Low Income Consumers
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WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ Global Water Challenge (GWC) and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), two leading not-for-profit organizations working to bring universal access to clean drinking water and sanitation around the world, are announcing the launch of The Pinnacle Awards. These awards aim to recognize a city’s progress towards reaching all citizens with clean water and improved sanitation services.

Keurig Green Mountain Funds Four Organizations with $11m Water Commitment

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As part of its focus on water stewardship, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages with its innovative brewing technology, today announced a multi-faceted effort to address the long-term, interconnected challenges of the water crisis, starting with a commitment of $11 million to support leading nonprofit organizations working domestically and internationally to promote water security.

Dow Names Breakthrough to Global Water Challenges

DOW FILMTEC™ ECO RO Technology Revolutionizes Water Purification, Advancing Company's 2015 Sustainability Goals
Press Release

MIDLAND, Mich., March 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Water covers two-thirds of the earth’s surface, yet fresh water is a scarce and limited resource. With just one planet and a growing population, Dow is committed to minimizing our own footprint and to delivering solutions that help customers and society do the same.

The Water Wars

Innovative ideas and solutions are in hot pursuit of U.S. water problems.
Blog

Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.”  With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.

Join Global Water Challenge in Raising a Toast to Water

#ToastToWater
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Why toast to water? Because water does all of us a big favor, and we're grateful. Every day, water enables us to live life as we know it. Here's to joining forces to do what no person, company, organization or government can do alone.

Here's to returning the favor.

But first, here's to water.

AECOM Releases Presentation Outlining Practical Strategies For Developing Resilient Cities

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has posted a presentation that discusses how to reduce vulnerability and enhance competitiveness in order to develop resilient cities.

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off the 16th Annual Great American Cleanup to Transform Public Spaces into Beautiful Places in Communities Coast to Coast

Leading Corporations Partner with National Nonprofit and Its Affiliate Network to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community’s Environment
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup.

The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages 4+ million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities.

True Purpose of Internet Sensation 'The Miracle Machine' Revealed

Faux machine turns spotlight onto Wine to Water, a charity tackling the global water and sanitation crisis
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Internet sensation the “Miracle Machine”, the first affordable wine making device for the home, is not a real device – it is just a piece of wood. The fictitious miracle, fronted by wine entrepreneurs Kevin Boyer and Philip James of CustomVine, has generated extensive media coverage around the world since its unveiling nearly two weeks ago.

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

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