Feather re-invention 2022, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will be water positive by 2030, committed to returning more water to communities than it uses in its direct operations, and also to report annually on its water use efficiency (WUE).
To show its pledge to sustainability, AWS announces its 2021 WUE metric 0.25 liters of water per kWh, demonstrating the company’s water efficient operations.
Reportedly, the company will also increase its water reuse and recycling efforts, implement new measures to reduce water consumption at its facilities, and boost new and existing replenishment projects.
“In just a few years, half the world’s population is projected to live in areas of water scarcity, so to ensure that everyone has access to water, we all need to do our part to conserve and reuse this precious resource.” We have to find new ways to help. While we’re proud of the progress we’ve made, we know we can do much more.”
As part of this commitment, AWS will leverage cloud services such as Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to improve its infrastructure, analyze real-time water usage, and identify and fix leaks. The company wants to eliminate the use of cold water at many of its facilities and rely mostly on outside air for most of the year. To reduce cooling water, AWS also announced investments in on-site water treatment systems that allow for multiple reuse of water.
In addition, AWS claimed that the company’s use of sustainable water sources such as recycled water and rainwater harvesting for specific purposes such as irrigation and industrial use is safe and is helping to preserve drinking water for communities.
Additionally, the company unveiled new water replenishment projects aimed at expanding water access and quality by restoring watersheds and providing clean water and sanitation to water-stressed communities.
In collaboration with water conservation nonprofits, these projects in India, the UK and the US include building piped water systems, groundwater recharge projects, education campaigns, and creating wetlands and using winter water to recharge millions of liters of groundwater Is. and improve water quality. Once completed, AWS said these projects will provide more than 823 million liters of water to communities each year
So far, AWS has completed replenishment projects in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa, and it says it provides 1.6 billion liters of fresh water per year to people in those communities.