About Us

Growing Blue was created to tell the important story of how water is as essential to our economic and social growth as it is to ensuring healthy ecosystems and our natural environment.

This site is meant to serve as a resource for credible, accurate information on water. It is also aimed at increasing global awareness of our water challenges and the need for thoughtful solutions. In that regard, we hope Growing Blue is a catalyst and platform for dialogue on this important topic. Water is one of the most critical factors in determining how and at what pace our world can support humanity’s continued growth. That story needs to be told with a greater voice and to a broader audience, now and in the future.

In consultation with industry colleagues, scientists, academia and environmental professionals at leading NGOs, Growing Blue was created by Veolia Water in consultation with The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Water Alliance, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Global Water Intelligence and Cardno ENTRIX.

Growing Blue welcomes additional contributors to ensure a balanced perspective on addressing the world’s water challenges. IBM, Xylem, GE, the World Resources Institute, International City/County Management Association and the International Desalination Association have all joined Growing Blue, and the Milwaukee Water Council and the International Private Water Association both serve as advisory members. Featured on the site, the International Food Policy Research Institute conducted important analysis central to asserting the important links between human and economic prosperity and water.

Links and more information about our members are found below:

Global Water Intelligence www.globalwaterintel.com
U.S. Water Alliance www.uswateralliance.org
The Nature Conservancy www.nature.org
World Business Council for Sustainable Development www.wbcsd.org
The Earth Institute at Columbia University www.earth.columbia.edu
UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate www.unglobalcompact.org/Issues/Environment/CEO_Water_Mandate
Cardno ENTRIX www.cardnoentrix.com
IBM www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/water_management
Xylem www.xyleminc.com
World Resources Institute www.wri.org
GE www.ge.com
Ceres www.ceres.org
International City/County Management Association www.icma.org
International Desalination Association http://www.idadesal.org/
Veolia Water www.veoliawaterna.com, www.veoliawater.com and www.veolia.com

International Private Water Association www.ipwa1.org
International Food Policy Research Institute www.ifpri.org
Milwaukee Water Council www.thewatercouncil.com

Contact info@growingblue.com to provide or request information.

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