Vinyl Institute Partners With Water Well Trust on Water Project Benefitting Virginia Family of Five

Press Release

WASHINGTON, September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Vinyl Institute (VI), the U.S. trade association representing manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), additives, and modifiers, recently partnered with the Water Well Trust (WWT) to provide safe drinking water to a local family in Smithfield, Virginia. The Vande Brakes, a family of five, received a donated water well system, including equipment, well drilling, and installation.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns


by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Who Speaks for the Water?

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In the film adaptation of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, the unscrupulous Aloysius O’Hare sells oxygen. The audience is shocked and dismayed by this wanton comodification of a fundamental natural resource. But the comodification of another life-sustaining resource is no fiction in the American West. This week on Sea Change Radio, we get a bit of a history lesson about water rights in the West from Varsha Venkatasubramanian, a graduate student and a contributor to The Editorial Board.

Desalination Plant of the Year 2021: Black & Veatch Is Client's Technical Advisor

Marina East wins top desal honor at Global Water Intelligence’s prestigious Global Water Awards
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Global Water Awards’ Desalination Plant of the Year 2021 has been presented to a project drawing upon technical expertise from Black & Veatch. Singapore’s Marina East project was led by Keppel Infrastructure with Black & Veatch acting as technical advisor to end client Public Utilities Board (PUB).

How Digitization Contributes to Global Water Sustainability Goals

by Alain Dedieu

Industries across the globe use water for fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, irrigating, cooling, and transporting products.

Publix Commits $2 Million to Everglades Restoration Supporting Florida Freshwater Conservation

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LAKELAND, Fla., April 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ — In continuation of its commitment to water stewardship, Publix is contributing $2 million to remove invasive trees and plants in 1,000 acres of wetland in the Florida Everglades. These trees and plants use more than their share of water, interrupting Florida’s natural water system. The company is funding projects at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the saline glades in Everglades National Park that will restore the health of these habitats and return an estimated 174 million gallons of water per year to the local environment. 

SJW Group Releases 2020 Sustainability Report: Coast to Coast

The company’s newly adopted Human Rights Policy, gains in Environmental and Social goals, and a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion are among the highlights of the report.

SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), among the largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility companies in the U.S., announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, Coast to Coast. It is SJW Group’s first report that includes Connecticut Water Service, Inc., which was acquired in 2019. The report includes all SJW Group’s  water and wastewater utility operations in California, Connecticut, Maine and Texas. The organization’s newly adopted Human Rights Policy is among the highlights of the report.

Novartis Inaugurates Innovative Watershed Project in India to Increase Water Availability


Today, on World Water Day, Novartis inaugurated an integrated watershed development project to help address water scarcity in the Telangana region of India, one of the world’s most water-stressed countries.

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Releases Water Circularity Metrics Tool and Guidance

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Rising from the increasing need for business operations to address challenges related to water quantity, quality, and value from a context-based perspective, The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) co-developed a Water Circularity Metrics Tool and Guidance.


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