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World Water Week: Six innovations to quench the global thirst for clean water
With World Water Week bringing experts and innovators to Stockholm to foster new thinking and develop solutions to water-related issues, edie rounds-up the projects and products that could aid efforts to combat water scarcity.
Knorr calls on consumers to consider the 'hidden' impacts of water in food consumption
During World Water Week, food producer Knorr has launched a new behaviour change campaign to drive awareness of the "hidden" water waste impacts in food production, encouraging consumers to take action to reduce their water footprint.
Olam gains water certification for plantation as Fairtrade warns of climate-driven coffee decline
With a new report from Fairtrade warning that climate change could stunt global coffee production by 50%, supplier Olam International has become the first agri-business globally to achieve the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard - for it's coffee plantation in Tanzania.
Coca-Cola hits global water replenishment goal five years early
Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has become the first Fortune 500 Company to replenish all of the water it uses globally back to nature and communities.
New tool enables businesses to monetise water risk
Water technology firm Ecolab has developed a new online tool that allows businesses to work out how water-scarcity will impact their revenue.
World Water Week sees hotel giant announce water stewardship programme
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the appointment of global water-use experts, the Water Footprint Network, to develop a worldwide water stewardship programme for the hotel group.
GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in September 2014
What were the biggest stories for sustainability professionals in September? Find out in our editor's round-up which takes a look-back at the month in pictures.
Energy and Water communities 'must co-operate to meet global challenges'
The organisers of World Water Week have claimed that there is 'an urgent need' for a closer relationship between the energy and water industries in order to tackle issues of global scarcity and poor quality.
World Water Week: Top 10 tips to reduce your consumption
With World Water Week taking place this week, there has never been a better time for businesses to help raise the profile of today's most pressing water challenges and take extra steps to tackle the issues of water security and quality.
Local collectives needed to prevent privatisation of water resources
Ahead of World Water Week 2014, new research has concluded that the world's water reserves will increasingly fail to meet demand over the coming years, leaving a third of the global population without adequate drinking water by 2025.
Cotton supply chain urged to help reduce water footprint
More support is needed for smallholder cotton farmers in the developing world as they grapple with the effects of water scarcity which could put the global cotton industry at serious risk.
Water issues beginning to 'permeate the mainstream'
Water preservation and scarcity is "on the cusp" of being the next big sustainability issue, says Bloomberg's head of sustainability Lee Ballin.
Water must be 'special focus' of UN's post-2015 development agenda
The water community has called for the United Nations to put special emphasis on water when it considers the post-2015 global development agenda.
New guidance published to help businesses better understand value of water
New guidance to help businesses assess the value of water to their operations, as well as to society as a whole, has been published by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
OECD: Governments must 'assess and manage' water risk not just react to crises
Governments must better manage water risk to avoid jeopardising economic growth and food and energy security, says the OECD.
New framework encourages businesses to invest in water scarcity projects
Business leaders are being called on to address global water challenges by investing in projects that tackle scarcity and secure the world's most precious resource.
Global leaders call for 'cooperation and solid partnerships' to tackle water issues
Global leaders have called for strengthened cooperation over water issues at the opening of the 23rd World Water Week in Stockholm.