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New WBCSD CEO Guide Highlights Why Business Must Manage Water Wisely to Become Resilient

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GENEVA, March 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched the CEO Guide to Water: building resilient business - a new resource making the case for executive business action on water and outlining key steps for business to take to sustainably manage water.

Global $10M Phosphorus Challenge to Restore Freshwater Reaches Its Third Stage

Prize race sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation aims to eliminate excess phosphorus from surface water
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The George Barley Water Prize, a four-stage global competition of which The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is lead sponsor, has achieved a major milestone. Ten scientist teams have advanced to Stage 3, having beaten out nearly 100 competitors in their bid to remove and repurpose excess phosphorus from surface water. The Prize was formed in 2016 in recognition of the link between excess phosphorus and massive algal bloom outbreaks that poison drinking water, kill wildlife, and now impact all 50 U.S. states and 15,000 waterbodies.

VIDEO | Introducing a Creative Collaboration Between The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Globally Renowned Environmental Photographer Andrew Mann

Renowned photographer captures the effects of harmful algal blooms
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A new conservation docuseries commissioned by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will go live on World Water Day, March 22. The docuseries captures the haunting beauty of America’s most fragile watersheds, under stress from harmful algal blooms, and highlights the bold steps we are taking to solve this crisis.

Xylem Watermark and Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24

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Xylem CEO Patrick Decker and Xylem volunteers discuss the importance of Xylem Watermark’s partnership with Planet Water Foundation on World Water Day and throughout the year. Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day, built 24 AquaTowers in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These projects reached a total of 24,000 people.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2017


See How Water Bottles Become Car Parts, Filters and Coat Insulation
Through its Do Your Part program, GM is turning recycled water bottles into car parts, air filters, and insulation for coats for the homeless. In this video, GM's global manager of waste reduction, John Bradburn, explains how the process works.
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4 Ways Treating Wastewater Can Change The World

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Water is one of the most important resources we have – and yet every day we are wasting it. This year’s World Water Day on March 22 takes up the theme of wastewater, and how we can create a better world by treating and reusing this resource.

One statistic makes the problem of wastewater incredibly clear: globally, over 80 percent of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. Not only is this damaging to the environment and human health, but it is literally wasting a resource that could strengthen societies and economies.

Three Companies Leveraging World Water Day to Amplify Water Commitments


World Water Day took place on Wednesday March 22 and aimed to bring awareness to the global water crisis. Based on the multitude of campaigns, it’s clear that companies are taking note and are motivated to make a difference in the global fight to protect our most precious natural resource.

Nestlé Waters North America Celebrates World Water Day 2017


On March 22, Nestlé companies around the world celebrated World Water Day, an observance created by the United Nations (UN) in 1993 to start a global conversation around water. For over 20 years, millions of people around the world have marked the occasion by participating in local events to help educate communities about sustainable water use and water stewardship. Some 4,000 Nestlé employees globally have helped educate more than 100,000 children as part of this important initiative.

Videos: Nestle Waters' Nelson Switzer on World Water Day

Nelson Switzer appears on WSJ and CNN International
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During the segments, Nestle Waters Chief Sustainability Officer Nelson Switzer discusses the company's focus on protecting national resources, as well as the importance of clean water access. He also discussed key water partnerships, including the company's work with Imagine H20, Project WET, and Keep America Beautiful. 

Watch Nelson on the Wall Street Journal


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