In 2018, after a three-year drought, Cape Town, South Africa, became the first major city to come within days of running out of water. As “Day Zero” approached, residents were limited to 50 liters of water a day. Businesses had to evolve processes to reduce water usage.
The Kimberly-Clark Epping mill is located just outside of Cape Town. The company knew that if Cape Town ran out of water it would be a threat to the business. Even more, it would be a threat to the surrounding community and Kimberly-Clark’s employees’ way of life.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is proud to be the presenting sponsor of The Everglades Foundation’s George Barley Water Prize, the largest prize of its kind dedicated to finding a solution to water pollution caused by algal blooms.
783 million (1 in 9) people do not have access to clean water, and it is projected that two thirds of humanity will live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease. Gaining a better understanding of how water impacts political and social stability around the globe and knowing how to solve these problems is vital to addressing the growing water crisis.
Water, the Earth’s most precious natural resource, is critical to all living things, including lawns and gardens. That's why The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and its Foundation are committed to water quality issues throughout the United States.
More than 190 events held around the world, encouraging employees to volunteer and raising awareness of water and environmental issues
RYE BROOK, N.Y., May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of World Water Day on March 22 and Earth Day on April 22, Xylem (NYSE:XYL) hosted the second annual Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge, a month-long event that encourages employees to engage in efforts to solve global and local water and environmental issues. The 30 Day Challenge is a signature event of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship platform aimed at providing and protecting safe water resources in communities in need and educating people about water issues.
On World Water Day, The Weather Channel's Kait Parker chatted with Jim King, President of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation about the issue of harmful algae blooms in waterways caused by an excess of phosphorus. Scotts Miracle-Gro is the presenting sponsor of The George Barley Water Prize, a four-stage global competition to find a solution to this global problem.
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.