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New Report Ranks Largest Global Food Companies on Water Risk Management as Climate Change Impacts Accelerate

Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, General Mills score highest; Majority fall short as agricultural damages mount from hurricanes Harvey and Irma
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Climate change is making water one of the biggest risks to the $5 trillion food industry, whether from epic flooding or prolonged drought. A new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization, Ceres, calls on major food companies to reduce the impacts of a warming climate—on both the global water supply and on their bottom lines—by adopting far stronger practices to use limited fresh water resources more efficiently.

Have Your Say on GRI Standard 303: Water - Now Under Review

GRI 303: Water, used by organizations to report on impacts related to water, is one of the first GRI Standards to be updated. The revised draft Standard is now available for public consultation through 9 October 2017.
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GRI 303: Water, used by organizations to report on impacts related to water, is one of the first GRI Standards to be updated. The revised draft Standard is now available for public consultation through 9 October 2017.
 

Manos al Agua is Finalist in 2017 Digital Transformation with Social Impact Awards

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August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The 2017 ANDICOM Congress of digital transformation, led by CINTEL (ICT Research and Development Center), in Cartagena, hosted the first edition of the 2017 Digital Business Transformation Awards, which recognize Colombian companies that have remarkably contributed to their organizations and society through technology.

The Manos al Agua-Intelligent Water Management Project was among the three finalists in the category of Social Impact, in which 40 projects took part. The recognition was awarded by CINTEL and WaterHouseCoopers.

Domtar Sustainability: Unlocking the Secrets of Watergate

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A catch phrase often associated with the political intrigue of Watergate is “follow the money.” However, at Domtar, “following the money” is our way of unlocking the gate to improved water management.

Domtar is in the favorable position of having all of its mills located in areas with abundant water resources. While the company works diligently to maintain and improve the quality of the water in the rivers on which we depend, reducing our use of water has not historically been a high priority.

Domtar Sustainability: The Measure of a River

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“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it’’— may be one of the most oft-quoted mantras in business. Of course, the advice is just as important for governments. Just ask the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which is responsible for monitoring the health of the nation’s rivers and streams.

It is an ongoing challenge for this federal agency to secure the money required to maintain real-time monitoring stations across the country. Moreover, if the USGS stops executing this mission, the benefit of long-term water monitoring data is lost.

Apache Junction ‘Water for Living’ Drive Tops 10,000 Bottles Donated

By Richard Dyer, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent
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The fourth annual Water for Living drive has collected more than 10,000 bottles of water to help those in need in our community. The drive, spearheaded this year by the United Way of Pinal County, is held each summer at several locations throughout the city with donations being distributed to area agencies.

Water Supply Diversification Continues Rising to Reach Resiliency, Reliability Goals

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Objectives for developing alternative water supplies to increase availability and improve water system resilience continue as top priorities for resource stakeholders.

Technology Creates New Efficiencies, But Are Water Utilities Prepared for the Security Risk?

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Yahoo!, the Democratic National Convention and the U.S. Department of Justice were among the high-profile victims hit by major cyber attacks in 2016. Many people believe it’s only a matter of time before a water utility joins the list. Some consider physical security to be the weak link in ensuring a well-protected water supply; while others worry that the Internet of Things has created an incalculable number of entry points for hackers to create mischief.

Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification

First bottled water company in North America to meet rigorous standard for water stewardship.
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ONTARIO, Calif., July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting 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.

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

How Biomimicry can help sequester carbon and build a circular economy and perfect NetPositive regenerative design
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by Janine Benyus co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute 

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing–even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.

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