The growing issue of water scarcity has made water sustainability an important topic to address at the boardroom level.
According to new data from the World Resources Institute, 25 countries face extremely high water stress each year, meaning they use over 80% of their renewable water supply for irrigation, livestock, industry and domestic needs. That number will only continue to grow.
Given concerns about scarcity and the need for resilient infrastructure, it is little wonder that some of the world’s biggest companies such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola and PeipsiCo are now setting water sustainability goals.
Read more in this Forbes article. Quoted in this article is Emilio Tenuta, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer at Ecolab and a member of The Water Council's Board of Directors. Ecolab is also a participant in The Water Council's WAVE program.