WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — A multi-disciplinary team will facilitate an online session at World Water Week to identify challenges and opportunities for impactful water replenishment programs.
World Water Week is the leading conference on global water issues, attracting a diverse mix of participants from many professional backgrounds and every corner of the world. Taking place from 23 August to 1 September in Stockholm, Sweden, the conference is open to online attendees, with close to 300 sessions on the theme Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water.
Facilitated by PepsiCo, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), Brown and Caldwell, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the online session will share key insights into PepsiCo’s $1.5 million partnership with WRD to help manage and protect local groundwater resources to more than four million residents.
As described in an earlier press release, the partnership will improve drought resiliency and pilot WRD’s first inland injection well for utilization of in-ground storage. When complete, the project will store an average of 295 million gallons of water per year for municipal and indirect use, drought resiliency, and mitigation.
The partnership is key to the advancement of PepsiCo’s pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) net water positive ambition to reduce absolute water use and replenish back into the local watershed more than 100% of the water they use.
Leading environmental engineering and construction services firm Brown and Caldwell has played an integral role in identifying and prioritizing projects and strategic partnerships in alignment with PepsiCo’s water stewardship goals and ambition to become net water positive by 2030. The firm helped facilitate the PepsiCo/WRD partnership and define the scope of the inland injection well pilot project.
“As the water replenishment space continues to shift, innovative collaboration can drive high-impact solutions. We look forward to presenting alongside our partners at World Water Week to discuss successful collaboration for local replenishment in water-scarce areas.”
Brown and Caldwell Sustainability Innovation Leader Ted Douglass