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How Ford is motoring ahead with a water scarcity strategy

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The automaker reveals how it reduced its global water use by 61 per cent to keep its factories running in water stressed regions

24 Jun 2014

Addressing fresh water deficiency

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Johan Widheden of AkzoNobel says the way we think about commodity of fresh water may ultimately have to change

16 Jun 2014

Water reforms promise to help tackle escalating climate risks

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Defra says new Water Act will ensure more sustainable abstraction and add £2bn in benefits over 30 years

16 May 2014

How businesses can avoid the coming water crisis

Peter Knight of Context outlines how companies can prepare for predicted future water shortages and disruptions

25 Apr 2014

Coal power: Polluting and thirsty

New report from the World Resources Institute reveals how the coal industry is increasing water stress globally

22 Apr 2014

UN: Water supplies at risk from growing energy demand

Water used for energy production set to rise by a third to 20 per cent of total withdrawal by 2035

21 Mar 2014

Study: Wind power saves Europe €2.4bn worth of water each year

New report calls on governments to factor water efficiency gains into energy policy decisions

12 Mar 2014

Innovators tap the value of wastewater

Cambrian Innovation and WaterFX are testing the viability of energy-positive water treatment approaches

07 Mar 2014

China announces $330bn water clean-up effort in latest environmental crackdown

State media reports major funding to be made available to help tackle water pollution crisis

18 Feb 2014

The impact of waste water treatment on the future of our blue planet

Environmental Screening and Separation touts the benefits of water recycling

20 Jan 2014

Defra reforms promise crackdown on wasteful water use

Government proposes linking abstraction to water supply and expediting water trading, but green groups want earlier action

17 Dec 2013

Calls grow for 'step change' in corporate water management

CDP report reveals many big businesses are failing to adequately track water-related risks

01 Nov 2013

How MillerCoors helps barley growers save water

By adjusting watering speeds, redirecting sprinklers and addressing evaporation, growers can dramatically reduce water and energy costs

24 Oct 2013

Sainsbury's debuts 'water neutral' store

Water harvesting and efficiency measures pioneered at Weymouth Gateway branch to be replicated at new Leicester store

23 Oct 2013

Coca-Cola rolls out off-grid water kiosks for developing areas

Drinks giant kicks off new phase for 5by20 clean water initiative

08 Oct 2013

Whitbread seeks to flush out risk with water-saving plan

Owner of Costa and Premier Inn reveals how it is on track to slash water use by a quarter by 2017

24 Sep 2013

How cloud technology can bring clean drinking water to India

Sarvajal harnesses cutting edge IT in the fight against water borne diseases

06 Sep 2013

New framework aims to help guide water-saving investments

2030 Water Resources Group and Arup release new report urging business leaders and policy makers to prioritise water saving projects

03 Sep 2013

AT&T toolkit 'can help businesses cut water use 40 per cent'

Telco shares lessons learnt in water-saving drive in new online tool developed with Environmental Defense Fund

22 Aug 2013

Why won't the government take the plunge with water meters?

Defra has denied reports it is planning compulsory water metering, but experts argue such a move would help bring down bills and reduce environmental impacts

13 Aug 2013

How the Food and Drink Federation is working to drop water use

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards winners outline how Every Last Drop campaign has driven water savings across the industry

01 Aug 2013

Mining and metals firms reveal multi-million dollar water risks

Carbon Disclosure Project finds companies that report water risk are more likely to perform well financially

30 Jul 2013

A Water Bill over-flowing with wasted opportunity

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett argues the government's new Water Bill singularly fails to drive technology innovation

12 Jul 2013

CCC: Shrinking water sources put UK food production at risk

Report warns of 120 billion shortfall during dry years in the next decade and calls for more sustainable agricultural abstraction

10 Jul 2013

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