🎙️ Austin Alexander is Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem, a leading water technology company with the famous "solving water" motto.
What if solving water actually involved solving Carbon and leading the race to net zero? As Austin will explain in a minute, Xylem believes that if we don't tackle Carbon in the Water Sector, it will make all our other challenges much more complex and tricky.
Great, but if solving Carbon wasn't complex and tricky itself, we would have done it for a while, right? Well, by COP 26 last year, Xylem published a white paper looking at ways to reduce our greenhouse gas impacts in the wastewater sector.
And it turns out, as they demonstrate, that a 50% reduction could be easily achieved with today's technologies and, in 95% of the cases, at no additional or even negative cost!
So what are we waiting? Actually, Xylem isn't waiting at all, and they're currently rolling out their 2025 strategy to reduce their CO2 handprint by over 2.8 million metric tons.
What's a handprint? How do they achieve that? Where do they stand? What can we all steal and apply as a sector? How does it impact the entire value chain?
Don't worry; Austin will answer all of that - and more - in a minute. If you're intrigued by the topic of Carbon in the water sector and want to join the race to zero, make sure to follow my various stops this week on that road.
We'll have five feature interviews on that podcast, and I'll have the same five speakers on stage with me for the Global Water Summit in Madrid. If you want a complete overview, check my full series on net zero water , and of course if you don't want to miss any of these interviews, make sure to subscribe to the podcast. It's free, and it's even better if you share it with your friends or colleagues.
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