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23 Nov 2020 LANSING MI
Michigan environmental regulators under Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have upheld a controversial permit granted to Nestle Waters North America under the previous Republican administration that allows the company to increase the amount of groundwater it extracts for bottling. Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), has dismissed an administrative appeal seeking to overturn Nestle’s extraction permit in an administrative case originally filed by a conservation group and a Michigan tribe.
17 Jun 2020 VEVEY, Switzerland
Bottled water giant Nestle has announced a new strategic direction for its water bottling business to focus on “functional” water (mineral, vitamin, etc) and high-end international brands (eg San Pellegrino and Perrier). The decision, announced 11 June, includes potential acquisitions to grow this category as well as dispositions, including a majority of its contentious North American waters business...
18 Feb 2019 PHOENIX, AZ
Nestle has announced the immediate closure of a bottling plant in Phoenix, Arizona, US which only opened in 2016. The company’s factory manager cited increased competition as the reason behind the decision, while the plant has previously attracted criticism for extraction of water from a notably dry, desert geography...
10 Dec 2018 NEW YORK NY
Activists have pushed to ban bottled water due to concerns over plastic bottles' wastefulness and pollution. Companies have been criticized for paying minimal fees to communities where they source water. "The challenges, I think they are real," Fernando Mercé, the president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, said of the backlash against bottled water...
1 Nov 2018 EDINBURGH, Scotland
The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) held its third annual Global Water Stewardship Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland this week, reporting growth in uptake of its Water Stewardship Certification and an expanding membership base.AWS is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector...
7 Jun 2018 LANSING MI
A permit allowing Nestle to boost the amount of groundwater it pumps in the US state of Michigan has been formally challenged. The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) filed a May 31 petition to contest the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit in state court.MCWC, which previously sued Nestle over its water withdrawals in Michigan, claims the state did not follow the law when it conditionally approved Nestle's bid to withdrawal more water from a well drawing from a spring aquifer in Osceola County...
26 Apr 2018 LANSING MI
A group is trying to stop Nestle Waters North America Inc. from pumping more western Michigan groundwater for its Ice Mountain brand. Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation says Wednesday that it's preparing a petition for a contested case against Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, which approved Nestle's application to remove 400 gallons of water per minute from an Osceola Township aquifer...
4 Apr 2018 LANSING MI
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a controversial permit Monday for Nestlé Waters North America to increase the amount of water it withdraws from the state’s groundwater table from 250 gallons a minute to 400 gallons. Despite vehement opposition to the permit from residents in Osceola County, where the Nestle well is located, and water activists across the state, the DEQ said the permit met the requirements of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON, VA
USA Roundup: Water Conflict Mapped, Risks in Iraq and Pakistan, Trump Administration: "Don’t Mention Climate Change”, 63 Million Americans Exposed to Unsafe Water, California Tunnels, Nestle, a Random Dogs Story and More
Global Water Conflict in MapsA new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The group’s project, Water: An Atlas, takes an unconventional look at the importance of water through more than 80 maps, including one showing the sites where water has played a role in conflict with ISIS...
3 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
USA: Nestle Michigan Problems, Mississippi Targets, Maryland Investment, Dirty Top Guns, Portlandia Splashes, McCain on Mexican Sewage, Kelly on Climate, Fracking Texans and More
Portland to Pay up to $500 Million USD for Clean WaterThe City Council of Portland, Oregon, chose (August 2nd) the “most expensive option” for a new treatment plant needed to meet state and federal rules (The Oregonian). Homeowners are expected to pay an average of $10.38 more per month over the next 16 years for the filtration treatment plant approved unanimously by the council...
31 Jul 2017 LANSING MI
Michigan environmental regulators have told a bottled water company to re-evaluate how its proposal to withdraw 210 million gallons of water annually from the state would impact local wetlands, streams and natural springs. MLive reports the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requested more information from Nestle Waters North America in June about groundwater replenishment around the company's White Pine Springs well northwest of Evart.
4 Jun 2014 SINGAPORE
Participants in the Water Leaders Roundtable, held on June 3 as part of Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), identified what they saw as the two biggest challenges in water management in 2030 and beyond.Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) Chairman Tan Gee Paw said the key issues are climate change and the need for greater responsiveness from water users...