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WWF and H&M Lead the Way for More Sustainable Fashion

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Today on World Water Day, conservation organization WWF and fashion retailer H&M are proud to announce a five year global partnership. The new agreement expands the successful partnership from 2013, focusing on water stewardship, to also include climate action and a strategic dialogue related to H&M’s and the fashion industry’s broader sustainability challenges. This marks one more step towards a truly sustainable fashion industry. 

Cox Enterprises Participates in White House Water Summit

Company pledges to reduce water usage, improve water quality through Cox Conserves sustainability program
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ATLANTA, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, Cox Enterprises announced its participation in the White House Water Summit. Held in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, the Summit raised awareness of water issues and potential solutions.

Cox was one of more than 150 organizations representing the private, government, academic and nonprofit sectors to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to water conservation.

General Mills Announces Global Water Stewardship Commitment

Targeting Plans for Most Material, High-Risk Watersheds by 2025
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MINNEAPOLIS, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills announced its commitment to champion development of water stewardship plans by 2025 for the company’s most material and at-risk watersheds in its global value chain. The commitment is in recognition of World Water Day and in conjunction with the White House Water Summit. As part of this commitment, the company will lead corporate collaboration efforts, foster development of foundational tools, and advocate science-based policy in these watersheds, commensurate with the gap in stewardship in each individual watershed.

Atlas Copco India Supports Local Community with Clean Water

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Atlas Copco India has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dr Prakash Amte for the repair of the existing, and constructing a new water supply and pipeline system at Hemalkasa, Maharashtra. This memorandum of understanding means Atlas Copco India is making a contribution to help improve lives where it’s most needed, via the Atlas Copco Charitable Foundation.

Follow Atlas Copco on Facebook to learn more!

Bacardi Initiates a ‘No-Straw’ Movement to Reduce Waste

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Hamilton, Bermuda, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of World Water Day today, Bacardi announces it has launched an in-house initiative to remove straws and stirrers in cocktails at company events.

Better Water, Better Life: HP Supports World Water Day 2016

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer, HP
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Having access to clean, safe water is a basic human right and something those of us in the developed world largely take for granted.  Yet 663 million people [1] around the world do not have access to clean water and 2.4 billion[2] do not have access to a toilet. This negatively impacts their health and education, as well as the economic development of the communities in which they live. 

A New Approach to Saving Water

The international day of observance is meant to bring light to water issues, but given the growing threat of droughts, floods, crumbling and toxic infrastructure, and rising sea levels, is water really receiving the attention it deserves?
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The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development created World Water Day in 1992 in an effort to set aside one day each year during which we recognize water quality and quantity issues. 

The day reminds us to celebrate the small victories—that modern infrastructure enables girls around the globe to attend school rather than spending their days collecting water from the river; that water enables us to have abundant food and thriving industry; and that more people than ever before, even in the most faraway places, have access to the gift of safe, clean drinking water. 

10 Shocking Facts About the True Scope of Earth's Fresh Water Crisis

The California drought and Flint's lead problem are just the first harbringers of bad news about world water supplies.
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Even though only a handful of US states are experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions – down from more than 35 states a couple of years back – water concerns just won’t go away.

“All over the globe, there are areas and entire continents experiencing water shortages,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co, a company that makes no-water urinals and other restroom products.“And according to a variety of studies and water experts, these conditions are expected to only get worse.”

JetBlue Welcomes World Water Day by Championing a Conservation Conversation

By Sophia Mendelsohn
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March 20 is World Water Day which was designated by the UN in 1993 as a day to celebrate water, recognize global water challenges and encourage collaboration to better prepare for a water-constrained future.

This year’s theme, “Water and Sustainable Development,” reminds us of our need to manage this critical resource responsibly as water is fundamental to life, ecosystems economic growth, and in our case, tourism.

Twitter Chat Recap: #HEINEKENBaBW Protecting Our Water Resources

Check out the recap of our 60-minute LIVE chat with HEINEKEN and UNIDO on March 24
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By Suzanne Madore

As one of the world’s largest brewers, HEINEKEN recognizes and embraces its responsibility to promote responsible water use and encourage others to do the same as part of its sustainability strategy ‘Brewing a Better World’ (BaBW). Aimed at advancing Water Stewardship, HEINEKEN recently announced a partnership with UNIDO to help support water sustainability in developing markets such as Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Tunisia.

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