water management

Water Conservation at Domtar: Our Process From River to Mill

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Pulp and paper manufacturing is a water-intensive process. All of our mills are located in watersheds with sufficient supplies, but responsible water management and water conservation will always be a significant part of our sustainability efforts at Domtar.

Sustainable Water Management: The Heart of Our Pulp and Paper Mills

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When people think of paper manufacturing, the first natural resource that comes to mind is probably trees. But water plays an equally important role in our industry. That’s why sustainable water management is one of our top priorities.

A Watershed Moment: Regulatory Changes in Mexico

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On June 6th, 2018, Mexico approved a new series of federal rulings on water resources known as the 10 Presidential Decrees, eliminating the concept of restricted areas around water exploitation.. For any company operating in Mexico, it is essential to understand their actual impact on the water supply.

General Motors Highlights Water Management and Reuse Efforts in Mexico

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As a company committed to reducing water intensity across its global operations by 15 percent by 2020, General Motors is constantly looking for innovative ways to conserve water and increase efficiencies. This mindset has led the automaker to adopt a circular economy approach to maximizing water reuse in water-stressed regions, such as Mexico.    

GM Named to CDP Supplier Water A List

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Water management is core to making GM’s global operations more efficient. It includes working towards the goal of reducing water intensity by 15 percent by 2020, from a 2010 baseline. It also includes improving supply chain engagement in water use globally.

In the recent study by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, GM was awarded a position on the Supplier Water A List, in recognition of its actions to address environmental issues.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Featured in Mining With Principles Campaign for Water Treatment Program

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January 26, 2018 - Cerro Verde is located in an arid region of southwestern Peru, close to the city of Arequipa. Population growth, industrialization, and sewage contamination of the river Chili were increasing pressures on an already limited water supply. Recognizing this, Freeport-McMoRan worked with local stakeholders to co-finance a water treatment plant that takes contaminated water from the local river and makes it drinkable.

Freeport-McMoRan releases 2016 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report “Driven by Value”

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September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company’s mineral resources are the building blocks of infrastructure and critical elements of progress for the modern world. Freeport-McMoRan believes responsible management and strong partnerships create value and contribute to sustainable development.

Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

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.

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