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Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Wastewater treatment spending for fracking is expected to grow almost three-fold, from $138 million in 2014 to $357 million in 2020, according to a report by Bluefield Research. Overall, the US fracking industry will spend $6.38 billion in 2014 on water management, including water supply, transport, storage, treatment and disposal. … Read more »

Nestlé Factory to Reduce Water Consumption 15%

Nestlé will reduce the total amount of water it uses in Mexico by 15 percent a year as the result of its new dairy facility in Jalisco, which will produce 1.6 million liters (422,000 gallons) of water daily out of cow’s milk, according to the company. The company plans to … Read more »

IBM to Supply Big Data for Water Management in India

IBM will supply the Kerala Water Authority in India with its Analytics and Mobility solutions to analyze, monitor and manage water distribution in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. KWA is looking to the system for help in equitably supplying water and to give it the ability to monitor and flag irregularities … Read more »

Big Data Climate Challenge Winners Announced

Projects from the Global Forest Watch and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture have been named the winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge, hosted by the United Nations Global Pulse. In addition, seven submissions were named Projects to Watch. The announcement was part of the buildup to the UN … Read more »

Inspector General: EPA Met or Exceeded Most Internal Climate Change Goals

The EPA adhered to most climate change requirements for federal agencies and in some cases exceeded its goals and requirements related to water use, greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy, according to the Office of the Inspector General. The EPA was one of only three agencies out of 25 reporting … Read more »

Efficiency Retrofits Save $4.3M Over 1 Year

Efficiency Retrofits Save $4.3M Over 1 Year

Efficiency retrofits of 236 properties showed a combined water and energy savings of $4.3 million over a one-year period, according to research by Bright Power and the Stewards of Affordable Housing. Although retrofitting commercial buildings has previously been shown to be profitable, convincing affected parties of the value of multifamily … Read more »

Tips for Better Green Building

Tips for Better Green Building

Sustainable and efficient construction is possible if companies set their sights on just a few areas – reducing carbon emissions, managing water usage and waste, using green building materials and being mindful of biodiversity, according to a document released by the Green Construction Board. The document offers tips in five … Read more »

Bacardi Sets Sustainability Goals

The Bacardi Limited Good Spirited global sustainability program has set goals to reduce water and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, including some significant ones by 2022. By 2017, the company has a goal is to obtain 40 percent of the sugarcane-derived products from certified, sustainable sources – and 100 … Read more »

Report Envisions Solutions to California’s Water Crisis

Innovations in science, technology and management are seen as key components of any sustainable solution to California’s water crisis. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) released a report that calls for a system management approach that would rely on currently available and new science and technology, yielding greater … Read more »

Report: Viable Business Demands Collective Water Management

Companies should develop and implement a more holistic watershed approach, according to a report by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. A watershed approach takes into consideration upstream and downstream interactions, direct and indirect impacts, and the needs of the environment. For many businesses, this approach is a more … Read more »

Ford Slashes Water Use 8.5%

Ford Slashes Water Use 8.5%

Ford reduced the average amount of water used to make each vehicle by 8.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, putting the company more than halfway toward its goal of using an average of 4 cubic meters per vehicle globally by 2015. The automaker says it has achieved these water savings … Read more »