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Coca-Cola and its bottlers 'replenish' all the water they use  

At a time when even the 1 percent of the globe’s water supply that is fresh is under threat and when water crises have been deemed the biggest risk to global security, the world’s largest beverage company and voracious water user manages to replenish all the water it uses.

The Coca-Cola Company, which uses about 300 billion liters of water a year — a quantity so big it's as if every person on earth donated 40 liters of the shared resource of water to its operations —  announced Monday that it reached a goal it set a decade ago: To "replenish" or restore the equivalent quantity of all the water it uses in a year in its global operations to produce, bottle and sell Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid orange juice and hundreds of other beverages.

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This article by Monique Dobus from GreenBiz covers the true cost of water and gives some great conservation recommendations when it comes to water. However, it does not cover one of the most efficient, cost-effective ways to save money with water: rainwater harvesting. This free asset falls on your roof regularly, it's yours, and you probably don't even realize the money that you could be saving by using what you already have.

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When it comes to managing their operations, savvy businesses know that efficient material use is crucial to improving the bottom line.

However, when it comes to water, many companies fail to plan for water shortages until the problem becomes acute.

Climate change and related changes in weather patterns, increasing urbanization and population growth are affecting water availability across the country. The U.S. EPA reported that water managers in 40 states expect...

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On the United Nations' World Water Day on Tuesday, no less than 150 companies and NGOs announced new initiatives towards enhancing water quality, conservation and management at a White House Water Summit.

Water scarcity and quality issues have already been on the radar internationally, since 663 million people lack access to clean water. The World Economic Forum in 2015 named water scarcity the world's biggest risk.

But until this year, most in the U.S. have taken water availability and quality for granted. News about children poisoned by lead from tap water in Flint, Michigan, and farmers abandoning crops in the drought-plagued West made the nation pay attention.

The contamination in Flint, attributed to pipe corrosion not prevented by a chemical many utilities add to water, led to the discovery that toxic water flows in other economically stressed cities.

Meanwhile drought in California, which produces half of the nation’s vegetables and fruits, made Big Ag as well as water utilities and Silicon Valley innovators sit up.

Facing such dire headlines, businesses and NGOs have invested more time and money into water recycling,...

Alarming new research has found that 4 billion people around the globe - including close to 2 billion in India and China - live in conditions of extreme water scarcity at least one month during the year. Half a billion, meanwhile, experience it throughout the entire year.

The new study, by Mesfin Mekonnen and Arjen Hoekstra of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, uses a high resolution global model to examine the availability of "blue water" - both surface and underground freshwater - in comparison with the demand for it from agriculture, industry and human household needs. The model - which zoomed in on areas as small as 60 kilometers by 60 kilometers in size at the equator - also took into account climatic factors, ecological ones (how much water is needed to sustain a river ecosystem or lake) and other causes of depletion such as simple evaporation.

"We find that 4 billion people live in areas that experience severe water scarcity at least part of the year, which is more than previously thought, based on those earlier studies done on an annual basis," says Hoekstra, who published the work in Science Advances Friday. "You have to...

This is not a top 10 list of big ideas and trends in the world of water for 2015. Many of these are a repeat of my recap of 2014 and thoughts on what to expect. There is so much activity, both noise and progress, that no single list will correctly capture the "best."

Instead this is very much my take on what I believe is important progress, essentially the good news for the year in the world of water. With that in mind, here we go.

Sustainable Development Goal No. 6

Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs have a goal focused on access to clean water and sanitation. This is a key event — the public sector will explore ways to achieve this goal and the private sector also will be a key stakeholder in helping to achieve this goal. A few key aspects of SDG No. 6 will be who will pay to achieve these goals and how do we measure progress. I believe information/communication technologies will have a role to play in achieving the goal and monitoring progress.

Value of water and water stewardship

There is traction in moving from water management to water stewardship, and part of that transition includes greater focus on the value...

Is water being underpriced?
Kelli Barrett
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:20am
GreenBiznito

It's just a matter of how you look at it. There are many perspectives and stakeholders in the debates surrounding water pricing.

The United Nations predicts that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s people will be living in water-stressed conditions. Indeed, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas colored nearly all of North Africa and much of Asia shades of red representing either high or extremely high exposure to water-related risks. Water-related risks cover a suite of threats such as floods, drought, access to a clean supply and groundwater contamination, that continue to worsen as climate change, overuse and human populations grow.

Many practitioners and analysts from the water space argue that, at its core, water stress is a problem of valuation; that the true value of water vastly outweighs its price or current economic worth. A report (PDF) by International Rivers, an organization focused on international river conservation, stated the world water crisis is not a problem of scarcity but one of mismanagement. Water...

 

Rainwater Resources installs another residential, rainwater harvesting system. Located in West Hills, Knoxville this eight year old home is adding to its repertoire of sustainability its own water system. General household and potable water will be supplied. The system will yield appx 80,000 gallons of water annually, close to the family’s annual usage.

Utilizing imported German engineered, gravity powered, pre-filtration the rainwater enters 5100 gallons of underground storage. The stored water will remain clear and free of odor and color. It is them pumped to house after complete sanitizing in the state of the art filtration and purification system. It incorporates an automated crossover system to municipal water in the event of a drought condition. The required backflow prevention device is installed to protect against mixing an alternative water source into the controlled municipal water system.

Municipal water is convenient. Turn on the fixture or appliance and wala – water! Rainwater Resources exclusive 10 step process assures the same convenience as long as normal rainfall occurs. This water is freshly fallen from nature’s big distiller in the...

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