The importance of Water Stewardship highlighted by World Oceans Day
In 1992, Canada proposed the creation of World' Oceans Day. Thanks to that initiative, on June 8th every year, the world comes together to create awareness of the importance of our oceans and water sustainability overall.
Did you know that:
The ocean produces over 70% of our planet's oxygen.
Ocean plants produce almost half of the oxygen we breathe.
Our oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface.
The United Nations describes water scarcity as one of the "main problems faced by many societies and the world in the 21st century." Therefore two of the Sustainable Development Goals are oriented to focus on the quality and conservation of water #SDG6 & #SDG14. Companies and society have a role to play, to make their processes more sustainable by better managing water & waste.
AB InBev cares deeply about protecting the earth’s water supply. The company set out a 2025 goal that 100% of communities in high-stress areas will have measurably improved water availability and quality. In this year’s 100+ Accelerator cohort, there are two startups, Gybe & Asarasi, working towards promoting water security across supply chains and investing in technologies that can provide access to top-quality water for our communities.
Gybe uses satellite imagery and proprietary ground-based hardware to monitor water quality, transforming the management, conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Gybe helps provide real-time data to monitor water quality. Together with AB InBev, Gybe intends to pilot its technology at a key watershed to measure water quality. ⠀
Asarasi uses the byproducts of maple production and creates sustainable, renewable plant-based water. Through their participation in the 100+ Accelerator, Asarasi is looking to include its maple water within the production of beer and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Gybe and Asarasi aim to help AB InBev achieve its “Water Stewardship” sustainability challenge, and preserve our planet’s water. Together, we celebrate World Oceans Day!
To learn more about World Oceans Day, visit: https://worldoceansday.org/