Water scarcity is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, affecting every continent and nearly half the world’s population. As the demand for water grows worldwide, so does the need for all of us to conserve, reuse and recycle water. To preserve shared resources, collaboration is the only option. We invite you to read how Dow is working to improve the efficiency of our own operations, protect water resources at the watershed level and help restore ecosystems that contribute to water quality, storm protection and climate resilience.
What does valuing water mean to you? We asked that question of Dow people who are on the frontlines of implementing the company’s water strategy. See what they had to say.
Using ECOFAST™ Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment can reduce the water needed to dye cotton by up to 50%. This technology will power the recently introduced Color on Demand platform from Ralph Lauren – a revolutionary cotton dyeing system with a clear ambition to deliver the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system.
Water is the source of life, and valuing it starts with each of us. Ideas you can use in your daily life to help conserve water.
By reusing municipal wastewater in our operations in Spain, there’s more water for everyone. In fact, ourwater savings add up to 310 million gallons of riverwater a year.
For more than two decades, Dow has supported the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network, which takesa collaborative approach to conserving and improving Michigan’s largest watershed.
In support of its Official Carbon Partnership with the International Olympic Committee, Dow is working with Restore the Earth Foundation to replant 400 acres of native bald cypress tress to help revitalize North America’s Amazon.
We’re working with The Nature Conservancy in and around our most water-stressed sites to identify and implement watershed-level projects aimed at improving water quality and quantity.