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Making contaminated water drinkable in India

We’re working with Desolenator to bring clean water to a town in West Bengal, protecting the resources we share.

In 2020, we announced our first project with our partner Desolenator – the world’s first solar thermal sustainable water purification technology – in a priority river basin shared by our Kolkata brewery.

The installation in the Sundarbans, West Bengal, will convert saline-contaminated water into 20,000 litres of clean water a day using technology powered by 100% renewable energy. Around 4,000 people will benefit in the region, where rising sea levels are contaminating the last remaining freshwater sources.

Construction will be completed in 2021. Our multi-disciplinary partners, including local experts Water Aid and the Sundarban Social Development Centre as well as researchers from Strathclyde University in Scotland, are designing a water distribution model that will generate employment for local women by empowering female micro-entrepreneurs.

OTHER EXAMPLES OF HOW WE WILL REACH ZERO WATER WASTE BY 2030

Water waste detectives

Water waste detectives

Sharing best practice is key to our approach to eliminating water waste across our breweries. The team at our Dazhulin brewery, China, cut water use by 18% in just four months, without significant investment.

Improving water quality and access in Vietnam

Improving water quality and access in Vietnam

In 2020, we put our commitment to safeguard shared water resources into action – bringing clean water at the turn of a tap to almost 20,000 people in Vietnam.

Halving water usage at Fredericia brewery

Halving water usage at Fredericia brewery

Developing a sustainable tomorrow can only happen together. In 2019 we announced an ambitious project at our Fredericia brewery, the result of public-private partnership with DRIP in Denmark. It will use innovative water recycling technology to reuse 90% of process water, providing learnings for our other wastewater treatments around the world.