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Clean Water

Water FountainWater is essential to all life on Earth, and the need for clean, accessible water is more urgent than ever. By 2030, water demand will exceed supply by 40 percent, according to the World Bank. Conservation alone will not fill the gap. Advances in technologies made possible by chemistry will enable water conservation, reuse and the transformation of contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water.

The Science Behind Sustainability

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OxyChem Addressing the Global Water Crisis through Partnership with Water Mission

Sustainability Challenge:

More than 2.1 billion people around the global lack access to clean, safe drinking water.

Chemistry Solution:

OxyChem's ACL chlorine water disinfection tablets have helped provide clean water for more than one million people in refugee camps and emergency disaster areas around the globe.

Sustainability Benefit:

OxyChem has helped to elevate the standard of living of more than one million people with its chlorine chemistry, helping people live healthier and longer lives.


Nalco Technology Helped Save 146.2 Billion Gallons of Water

Sustainability Challenge:

Growing global demand for fresh water requires effective management and conservation of water resources.

Chemistry Solution:

Innovative technologies enable companies and communities to use less water, while recovering and repurposing wastewater for new applications.

Sustainability Benefit:

In 2017, 3D TRASARTM cooling water technologies developed by Nalco, and Ecolab company, helped save 146.2 billion gallons of water, equivalent to the yearly drinking water needs of more than 505 million people.

Chemistry in Action

Clean Water: Brought to You by Chemistry

Chlorine chemistry is essential to public health, helping to provide safe drinking water and sanitation, clean swimming pools and safe food production.