Water Stewardship 101: The Basics (BETA)

Water Stewardship 101: The Basics (BETA)

This course provides an overview of the most essential elements of corporate water stewardship. It allows businesses and others to better understand:

  • The world’s water challenges and how they affect businesses
  • The business case for water stewardship
  • A typical company’s water stewardship journey
  • How to get started

Ultimately, this course offers a quick introduction to the key information businesses need to know about stewardship: what it is, whether and how … [more…]

Lame Duck Fallout in Michigan

Lame Duck Fallout

What a group of last-minute laws mean for Michigan’s environment

Four bills state legislators passed during its lame duck session have transformed Michigan’s environmental policy.

One sweeping new law prevents the state from enacting environmental standards that are stricter than federal standards, except in certain cases. Another rolled back wetlands regulations. A third made it harder for state regulators to react to scientific developments when measuring hazardous contamination. A fourth … [more…]

Trump Just Remade Ocean Policy—Here’s What That Means

photo: coral reef and reef wildlife. Trump Just Remade Ocean Policy—Here’s What That Means

The spill began with a bang. On August 20, 2010 a jet of natural gas surged to the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. Fumes filled the air, signaling something was amiss—and then the rig exploded in a smoky blaze, killing eleven people on board.

In the three months that followed, an estimated 134 million gallons of oil gushed into the gulf, devastating marine life — from tiny microorganisms to sea birds … [more…]

Water stewardship: Tell me, show me, prove it

stock photo: Water stewardship: Tell me, show me, prove it

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:

"To

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“Water is Life” Rally Highlights Fight for Clean and Accessible Water

Video frame: Demonstrators from the Penobscot Nation are water protectors with history behind them

Protecting the Penobscot River. That goal brought folks from across the state together Saturday in Bangor. It’s part of a larger effort by the Penobscot Nation to improve water quality in the area. Taylor Kinzler reports.

“The Penobscot Nation led the way in cleaning up the river over the past 30 years,” said Sherri Mitchell of the Penobscot Nation. “We understand that all of the rights that we claim have

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