The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department's Water Purification Demonstration Project is recognized as a trailblazer for reservoir augmentation; the project findings are helping develop standards for potable reuse across the country (see "San Diego Opens Doors to Water Purification Demonstration Project"). Its award-winning efforts have enabled the city to move forward with Pure Water San Diego, a 20-year water reuse program to supply 83 million gallons of drinking water per day locally by 2035.
The Electric Power Research Institute and a collaboration of power companies, farmers, state, and federal agencies, and environmental interests have established the world's only interstate water quality trading project. The Ohio River Basin Trading Project has built a comprehensive, scientifically-based approach for designing and developing markets for nutrient reduction credits to reduce nutrient loads in Ohio River Basin waters and improve regional water quality.
The Coca-Cola Company is delivering on its goal to be water neutral by 2020. The company is working towards this goal by safely returning to communities and nature an amount of water equal to what is used in their finished beverages. So far, Coca-Cola has replenished more than 60 percent of its total beverage volume in North America. Through strong partnerships, innovative manufacturing projects and sharing best practices, the company is a corporate leader in advancing water sustainability.