Water stewardship: Tell me, show me, prove it

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Photo via Shutterstock: Companies such as Coca-Cola, DIAGEO and BASF are stepping ahead of the crowd when it comes to proving their water stewardship strategy.

My last column generated an online discussion about the overall role of "collective" action in water stewardship strategies and the role of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard and certification. Before we dive into the conversation, an overview of AWS’s mission and standard:



New Jersey seeks stricter limit on chemicals, PFCs in drinking water

photo: New Jersey Seeks Stricter Limit on Chemical in Drinking Water

Photo: Testing water samples for unsafe substances at a lab in Fairfield, NJ.

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — New Jersey has some of the highest concentrations of perfluorinated chemicals, but the state is taking steps to reduce their risk to the public.

It has been nearly 20 years since a hazardous class of chemicals found in common consumer products like nonstick cookware and mattresses was manufactured in the United States, but it


Study: most-accurate climate change models predict most-alarming outcomes

Most accurate climate change models predict the most alarming consequences, study finds

In this April 3, 2014 file photo giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

The climate change simulations that best capture current planetary conditions are also the ones that predict the most dire levels of human-driven warming, according to a statistical study released in the journal Nature on


Scientists on Causes of High Radium Levels in Key Midwestern Aquifer

Oxygen levels, dissolved minerals among factors responsible for high concentrations of radium in untreated water from aquifer that underlies six states

U.S. Geological Survey scientists have shed new light on processes that happen deep underground. These processes — which cause radium to leach from aquifer rocks into groundwater — are responsible for high concentrations of naturally occurring radium in groundwater from the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer.

This aquifer provides more than 630


Old accident in Mississippi Delta may save Louisiana coast

photo: Cubit's Gap. Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune

Cubit’s Gap subdelta — Rain collects on lily pads in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Scientist say “new” marsh is being created in the refuge by Cubit’s Gap, a cut in the Mississippi River levee, southeast of Venice. The cut is allowing river water and sediment to flow through the refuge. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

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