2.1 billion people around the world are living without an essential human right: access to safe and clean water. Water for bathing. Water for drinking. Water needed to save lives. And marginalized populations may even face discrimination as they try to access clean water. At Dow, we are passionate about working together with communities and organizations to reduce water scarcity and protect our water resources. In our 2025 Sustainability Goals, you’ll find that we are using “blueprint thinking” to develop creative solutions to ensure clean, sustainable water for all. We’re also doing our part to raise awareness and protect nature’s most precious asset – in 2018 alone, members of the Dow community removed 54,000 pounds of trash from beaches, waterways and green spaces. Join us for this year’s World Water Day and beyond to learn more about our sustainability collaborations, our clean water innovations and our volunteer efforts around the world to ensure clean water for all.
World Water Day – which falls on March 22 every year– highlights a different theme about the importance of water every year. In 2019, the theme is “Leaving No One Behind.”
When access to freshwater becomes scarce, the next stop is new solutions. That’s what happened at Dow’s campus in Terneuzen, Netherlands. Together with the municipal water management agency, Dow helped to turn wastewater into energy.
Find out how we are “Leading the Blueprint” through our watershed commitments around the globe.
Water is not optional – We all need it to sustain life. Find out how Dow technologies help to advance the circular economy and address global water needs.
How can we work together with nature to reduce floods, droughts and water pollution? Through green infrastructure, a system supplying us with the water we need to survive and thrive. Find out how Dow is using this technology to develop and maintain wetlands.
An estimated 20 millions Kenyans suffer from dental discoloration and skeletal fluorosis because the fluoride content in their drinking water is far too high. Dow employee, Leonard Kareko, has worked to build a team of partners to tackle the issue.
Think you can’t make a difference? Think again. The average American uses 50-75 gallons of water a day. Small acts like shortening your shower by two minutes can save 5 gallons a day. Join us in making a pledge to reduce waste water.
Children across remote regions of Thailand now have clean drinking water, thanks to a partnership that led to the installation of water filtration machines in 50 schools.