As the world’s population continues to grow and climate change-induced droughts threaten water supply, water scarcity is a major concern, making mine and industry water a precious resource. Utilizing mine water is of great significance when it comes to protecting the environment and saving water resources. But treating mine water poses its own challenges, as industrial effluents can be extremely difficult to treat.
MIDLAND, Mich., April 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Dow has earned a place on the Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, for the second consecutive year. Dow is the only materials science company to be recognized and one of only four manufacturing companies to make the list.
In support of Dow’s 2025 World-Leading Operations Goal to reduce its freshwater intake intensity by 20% at key water-stressed sites, the site in Böhlen, Germany, had started a collaboration project called “Reshape water use.” This project includes 4 pillars: addressing increased water recycling; digitalization; increasing awareness about the resource of water; and, establishing local collaborations with internal and external stakeholders from industry, agriculture, communities and authorities.
In most years, the water height of the Mississippi River in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has dropped by the end of June. But 2019 wasn’t like other years. The waters stayed above flood levels for more than 210 days, longer than any flood in recorded history. The long-lasting flood kept farmers from harvesting food, disrupted barge traffic and impacted the fisheries harvests.
What if you could save the water that falls in rainier seasons for use during times of drought? Scientists at Dow’s Terneuzen site in the Netherlands are working with farmers to do just that, and the solution may be found underground.
Dow Terneuzen and local farmers are working to implement underground water storage for drier seasons. The program is part of a wider effort to cut the site’s reliance on remotely sourced virgin freshwater to zero by 2025. Dow is currently sourcing freshwater to its Terneuzen site from the Biesbosch area to meet the site’s water needs.
America’s infrastructure is facing a challenge. Water mains and utility pipes installed decades ago – many of them made of iron, steel, concrete, clay or even wood – have gone well beyond their intended life span of 30 or 40 years. Meanwhile, extreme weather caused by climate change is wreaking havoc on this aging infrastructure, resulting in tremendous water loss. According to the EPA, an estimated 2.1 trillion gallons of drinking water will be lost in the U.S. each year due to failing water pipes1.
Groundwater is the hidden treasure under our feet. While groundwater is invisible, we can see its impact everywhere. Much of the freshwater we use for drinking, sanitation, food production and industrial processes comes from groundwater. It’s also an essential part of ecosystems, as it feeds springs, rivers, lakes and wetlands. Over-use, pollution and climate change all place strain on this incredibly vital resource. That’s why we must do our part to make sure everyone has access to clean, safe drinking water while balancing the needs of our planet.
"When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” - Benjamin Franklin
World Water Day is March 22, and 2022 is the year of groundwater. Although invisible to us, its impact is visible everywhere. It supplies drinking water, helps grow our food and is a key component of a healthy watershed. It is estimated that 30 percent of global fresh water is groundwater with the vast majority of the remaining fresh water existing as ice, including permafrost.1
The pilot project is led by the Hefty® EnergyBag® program and Dow, in collaboration with ByFusion, and offers an exciting and sustainable way to reuse hard-to-recycle plastic waste
LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Reynolds Consumer Products and Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced the Hefty® EnergyBag® program is collaborating with ByFusion on a pilot project to introduce a new creative use for hard-to-recycle plastic items collected by local participants in the Greater Boise area.