LOOK: Microsoft Commits Itself to 'Water Positive' by 2030—Tech Company Aims to Restore More than It Has Consumed! Is It Possible?

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: A logo sits illuminated outside the Microsoft pavilion on the opening day of the World Mobile Congress at the Fira Gran Via Complex on February 22, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communications companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and wearables gadgets.   ( (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) )

The world's second-biggest multinational technology company and software developer, Microsoft, is committing itself into a sustainable lifestyle not just at home practices, but also in their offices across the globe and among its employees and staff. Microsoft Corporation's 'Water Positive' move will make its way ten years from now and return water consumed by 2030.

Microsoft is known to be vocal about its environmental actions that aim to answer several problems that the world face. One example is its founder, Bill Gates, which leads the charge and is very vocal about the massive threat brought by the Climate Change which is described to be deadlier than the current pandemic, the novel coronavirus.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: Microsoft principle founder Bill Gates participates in a discussion during a luncheon of the Economic Club of Washington June 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Gates discussed various topics including climate change.

Now, Microsoft Corporation, led by Brad Smith, famous attorney and current President of Microsoft, shows the charge and commitment of the company in answering the water crisis the world faces today. 'Water is essential to life,' a mantra which people of the earlier times and even scientists of the modern-day embody. Microsoft argues that water is freshwater faces endangerment, and soon, it would be depleted.

Microsoft's 'Water Positve 2030' Campaign


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Microsoft recently posted a blog that asserts its efforts and devotion to helping the planet on the crisis it faces on water, significantly the fresh and drinking quality water, that is slowly lowering in quantity. Microsoft considers water as an element that would bring new opportunities and even life.

Microsoft argues that despite the massive 70 percent of Earth being covered in water, 97 percent of this is saline and cannot be used for drinking and even farming. Most freshwater is put on locations where nobody lives; hence, the world lacks equal distribution of water.

The company's direct operations would observe the 'Water Positive 2030' campaign that was launched by the tech giant. Microsoft characterizes this as an 'ambitious commitment' that will entail to two actions that will be observed by the entirety of Microsoft and its affiliates.

Water Cutbacks by Microsoft for Consumption

Microsoft will deal with its water consumption rates in two ways: Reducing Water Use Intensity and Replenishing Water. This bold move by Microsoft is a feat that no other technology companies have ever attempted. Microsoft's dedication to being the first company to pave the way for water conservation may open the possibilities and invite others to join in.

The first way is through the company's effort to lessen its water usage per megawatt of energy used for its operations. This action means that Microsoft itself would cease its operations to try and conserve the energy used. The second action set by the Redmond-based giant will be to replenish water in areas that see a lack of water supply.

Water Positive 2030-Water Replenishing Action by Microsoft


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Microsoft's ambitious feat would not only conserve water as observed and known to many but also replenish or return the water used, even promising to exceed its consumption to replenishment ratio. Microsoft would compute its consumption among its company and return it to targeted areas that lack water supply.

Microsoft will return water more than the amount it has consumed starting now and will continue up until 2030. The Water Positive campaign by Microsoft will help in giving the world more water supply despite using it. Certain areas would be targeted by Microsoft, especially those bodies of water or basins that have extremely low pools of the Earth's liquid.

Microsoft's rainwater collection facilities, particularly the one that will soon open in Silicon Valley, will treat and return water to the basins that need it most.

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