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GAP INC. unveils new sustainable manufacturing goal to conserve 10 billion liters of water by the end of 2020

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Progress towards the goal is already underway: since 2014, Gap Inc.-led projects have saved more than 2.4 billion liters of water. “Water is critical to nearly all aspects of our business, and we recognize the responsibility and the opportunity we have to reduce the amount of water used to create our products. Leveraging the power of product innovation and improved manufacturing practices, we can help ensure that our customers not only look great in their favorite jeans and t-shirts, but also feel good about how their purchases are helping to ... Read More »

The Agua Machine Indiegogo Campaign is live

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Clean water should be a right for every living person, yet water scarcity is increasingly becoming a problem due to population growth, poor management, and climate change. We want to be part of the solution to bring clean water to off grid areas. We have developed a solar powered water-from-air machine, the Agua Machine, and we are running an Indiegogo campaign to build some prototype units. Rapid industrialization, increasing agricultural use, and climate change have contributed to worldwide water shortages. From a WHO report in 2015, 1 in ... Read More »

Hitachi to Merge RO Membrane System Subsidiary and Water Facilities Engineering Subsidiary in Singapore

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Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that it has decided to merge Hitachi Aqua-Tech Engineering Pte. Ltd. (Managing Director: Tang Chay Wee; "Hitachi Aqua-Tech"), which handles the design, manufacturing, sales, and maintenance of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane systems, and Aqua Works and Engineering Pte. Ltd. (CEO: Terry Chang; "Aqua Works"), an engineering company that handles water related facilities for condominiums as well as commercial and public facilities. Hitachi Aqua-Tech, which is located in the Republic of Singapore, is a 100% owned subsidia... Read More »

Rabobank: Water Management A Global Opportunity

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“We encourage food and agri suppliers and other leaders to be directly involved in the establishment of water markets to protect the long-run economic sustainability of the agriculture industry”, says Vernon Crowder, analyst at Rabobank. “Globally, local governance and investment will be required in order to ensure stable water supplies but also to replenish current deficits caused by years of overuse in many countries. Water markets will increase the overall net benefit to society, increase the incentive for expanded investment, while decreasi... Read More »

Marking Watershed Effort

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Can a stream of effort flow into a river of results? Of course. Proof positive is Toyota’s Portland Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC). Toyota redesigned the site at Terminal 4 of the city’s port on the Willamette River in 2004 with a focus on H20. The facility collects rain water, stores it in a large underground tank and uses it to flush toilets in the main building…saving water. Toilets have dual function flush…saving water. Personnel are trained to clean vehicles in a wash bay (not outside) and to only wash vehicles that have accessori... Read More »

Anglian Water: Join our club to help save water and money

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It marks the start of a brand new approach from the water company to put more customers in control of their bill. Water saving experts from Anglian Water will visit targeted areas, and in one go, install thousands of new water meters and update older ones too. The water company will also be sending their experts to visit customers’ homes to provide extra freebies and advice to help them reduce their bills, and make it even easier to use water efficiently. Antony Innes from Anglian Water, said: “Millions of people in the region are already be... Read More »

Surfing, Standup Paddleboarding doctor teaches people how to increase performance and avoid injury

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The newly released book Surf Longer, SUP Stronger - A New Approach to Advance Your Performance, Avoid Injuries, and Surf and Standup Paddleboard for a Lifetime, teaches readers how to surf longer and SUP stronger while avoiding unnecessary neck, back, shoulder and wrist injuries. Combining concepts from physical medicine and rehabilitation, osteopathy, biomechanics, neurophysiology, meditation, yoga and the Alexander Technique, Surf Longer, SUP Stronger is geared toward surfers and standup paddleboarders of all ages and skill levels. By deta... Read More »

Anglian Water: Residents urged to keep water healthy

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Things inside the home, like kettles, dirty tap heads, white goods and boiler filling loops can impact the quality of the water coming out of the tap. Anglian Water is encouraging customers to join its Keep Water Healthy campaign, which aims to give people the know-how to put these simple things right to avoid any odd tastes and odours. Matthew Jackson, Water Supply Regulations Manager, from Anglian Water, explains: “Before it gets to your tap, your drinking water is cleaned, disinfected and tested to make sure it is of the very highest stan... Read More »

EU boosts anti-Ebola aid after Commissioners’ mission to worst-hit countries

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New funding of €29 million will be made available by the European Commission: €17 for transporting vital aid supplies and equipment to the affected countries, evacuation of infected international aid workers to hospitals in Europe and training and deploying health workers to the ground. Money will also reinforce local health facilities. €12 million in assistance to the neighbours of the affected countries, to help them prepare for the risk of an Ebola outbreak through early detection and public awareness measures. The new aid was annou... Read More »

Largest ever EIB loan provides GBP 1.5 billion for National Grid investment

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“Investment in the UK electricity transmission network is essential to prepare for future demand, connect new sources of renewable energy and upgrade old facilities. This agreement, the largest ever single loan to be provided by the European Investment Bank, reflects both the scale of energy investment needed and National Grid’s own experience in implementing such a diverse capital investment programme.” said Jonathan Taylor, European Investment Bank Vice President. Malcolm Cooper, Global Tax and Treasury Director at National Grid highlighte... Read More »

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