The company also announced its 2021 global water use efficiency (WUE) metric of 0.25 liters of water per kilowatt-hour. As part of this new commitment, AWS will report annually on its WUE metric, new water reuse and recycling efforts, new activities to reduce water use at its facilities, and progress on new and existing replenishment projects.
“Water scarcity is a significant problem around the world and with today’s positive water announcement, we are committed to doing our part to help solve this rapidly growing challenge,” said Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS.
AWS has been driving four key strategies to become water+ by 2030: improving water efficiency, using sustainable water sources, returning water for community reuse and supporting water replenishment projects, the company said. ■