Ecolab opens ‘Water University,’ teaches ways to conserve water

Photo: Amanda McFadden, a sales account manager at Ecolab’s Nalco Water company, examines water specimens at the new Water University in Illinois. [Ed.: how to conserve water

Global water demand is expected to exceed supplies by 40 percent by the year 2030. Moreover, large corporations are not using advanced tools available to manage water use. These are findings in a recent study by Ecolab and GreenBiz Group. To help address them, Ecolab has opened “Water University,” with the idea of training thousands of customers and employees on ways to dramatically cut water use by 2020.

“In partnership with our customers, our goal by 2030 is to help save 300 billion gallons of water annually — equal to the yearly drinking needs of more than 1 billion people,” said Christophe Beck, Ecolab’s executive vice president and president of Nalco Water. “Water University is a state-of-the-art facility where 200 scientists share solutions to conserve our most precious resource — water.”

Ecolab’s goal is for its training center to train more than 2,200 customers, employees and other participants each year. So far, customers like the idea, Ecolab said. Cargill and Exelon have enrolled several employees for training that begins later this month. The training center opened last month in Naperville, Ill., on the former headquarters campus of Nalco Water, the water filtration specialty company Ecolab purchased in 2011. The […]

Ecolab opens 'Water University,' teaches ways to conserve water
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Ecolab opens 'Water University,' teaches ways to conserve water
Large corporations are not using advanced tools to manage water use. Ecolab's goal is to train 2,200+ participants each year in ways to conserve water.
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