News | March 19, 2015

With World Water Day On The Horizon, Dow Announces Affiliation With The Value Of Water Coalition

As water and sustainable development challenges grow more pressing, Dow aligns with Value of Water Coalition to bring attention to the importance of national water infrastructure

Water is our most precious resource, but in order to function efficiently, infrastructure must do the same. The Dow Chemical Company is proud to join leading public and private sector companies in the fight to revitalize our nation’s aging and underfunded water infrastructure.

United in elevating the importance of water to the economic, environmental and social well-being of the United States, the Value of Water Coalition is made up of local and national leaders that promote awareness about the value of water at a time when water is often overlooked in the national discussion of infrastructure investment.

“Water infrastructure is starting to gain more attention, being noted as one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century,” remarks Snehal Desai, global business director of Dow Water & Process Solutions. “With World Water Day on the horizon, it is time to reflect on the importance of public and private sector collaboration to maximize clean, safe and reliable water utilities to ensure the sustainability of our cities during a time of rapid urbanization.”

Water resource management impacts almost all aspects of the economy, in particular, health, food production and security, domestic water supply and sanitation, energy, industry and environmental sustainability.[1] “While water is priceless, we undervalue it in the United States," said Radhika Fox, director of the Value of Water Coalition. "The strength of our coalition is bringing strong voices from the public, private and nonprofit sectors together to shine light on urgent, but often unseen, water issues, and inspiring positive action that will strengthen this nation. We are thrilled to have Dow help us educate the public about the importance of water to economy, environment and communities across the globe.”

Dow joins Value of Water Coalitions’ growing number of public and private sector advocates, as well as U.S. water utilities and major engineering firms, including: Alexandria Renew Enterprises, American Water Works Association, American Water, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Black & Veatch, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, CH2M HILL, DC Water, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Kansas City Water Services, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, MWH Global, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Philadelphia Water Department San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, U.S. Water Alliance, United Water, Veolia, Water Environment Federation, and Xylem.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions
A global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making real progress in the world. We’re helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, fine particle filters and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, oil and gas, residential water and waste and water reuse. For more information, visit www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

About Dow
Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58B and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. For more information, visit www.dow.com.

[1] World Water Assessment Programme

SOURCE: Dow