Google has announced a new water management target that will enable the company to replenish about 120% of its drinking water in its data centers and offices by 2030. To that end, the research company says it will use other clean water methods to cool server fields. In places like Douglas County, Georgia, the company uses wastewater to maintain its servers. Going forward, experimenting twice as much with access to wastewater and seawater.
At its offices, meanwhile, the company plans to use more water sources on the site, such as collected rainwater, for things like irrigation and cleaning toilets that do not need clean water. Google points to its Bay Area camps and a site maintenance work where it works with naturalists as an example of how they already think about its water.
“Our water management journey will need to continue to use water and our resources,” Google Brand Brand said in blog post.
In an effort to repatriate more water than wasted, the company is said to be investing in community projects that address water and water problems in areas where the company has data centers and offices. As an example of the work that Google wants to do here, the company points to a partnership that already exists with Indian River Indian species reducing the amount of water extracted from the Mead Sea. The reserve, the largest in the US, is facing reduction of water scarcity due to the combination of drought.
Finally, the company plans to continue working with people, policy makers and planners to provide them with the tools and technologies needed to measure and predict availability and water needs. Here, company records are working with the United Nations Environment Program to create a file of Clean Water Reservoir. It is a tool that monitors international and regional water changes over time.
Commitment today comes after CEO Zilembo Sundar Photosi he announced The company will try to run all of its data centers and offices completely carbon-free by 2030. The photographer described the experiment as a “moonshot,” noting that it would be difficult at times to achieve the long-term goal for some Google sites.
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