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Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $6,794,903,089.00

Share of total annual estimated cost to address each individual challenge (2015 $USD):

  • Access to Drinking Water: $737,076,968.00 - [11%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $659,697,340.00 - [10%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $1,136,981,699.00 - [17%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $1,376,559,959.00 - [20%]
  • Water Scarcity: $1,752,103,274.00 - [26%]
  • Water Management: $1,132,483,848.00 - [17%]

For more about this data, see information on WRI’s Achieving Abundance dataset here.

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Organizations in Japan


To empower underprivileged section of the society by taking stand and providing with financial and logistic support to bring quantities and qualitative changes in their livelihood development for in an Equal and just society implementing the SDG goals by the … Learn More

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. is a company offering a diverse collection of brands centered on beer, alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, and food. Our mission is to deliver on our great taste promise and bring more fun to life. Learn More

Daiichi Sankyo is a global pharmaceutical company with its corporate origin in Japan Learn More

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporatin is a Japanese multinational photography and imaging company headquartered in Tokyo Learn More

The company has set a mission of Sustainable Manufacturing for itself and to achieve water and carbon neutrality by the year 2025 ANAND’s flagship company, Gabriel India Limited, was established in 1961 and stands testimony to the group’s belief in … Learn More

JSR Corporation is based out of Japan and focuses on synthetic rubbers, emulsions, plastics, and other materials for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and optical materials fields. Learn More

Kao Corporation is a chemical and cosmetics company headquartered in Nihonbashi-Kayabacho, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. Learn More

Kikkoman Corporation is a Japanese food manufacturer. Its main products and services include soy sauce, food seasoning and flavoring, mirin, shōchū, and sake, juice and other beverages, pharmaceuticals, and restaurant management services. Manufacturing and Sales of Soy Sauce, Soy Sauce-Based … Learn More

Kirin Holdings is based out of Japan and focuses on integrated beverages and pharmaceuticals. Learn More

For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of "water and the environment." To cater to diverse customer needs, the Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions by … Learn More

Smarter Technology For All. We develop world-changing technology solutions to create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. Learn More

REALs is an NGO working on conflict prevention and peace building in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our Mission is to create alternative solutions for preventing, mitigating and resolving conflict, violence and underlying causes and further jointly address them … Learn More

ROHM designs and manufactures integrated circuits (ICs), semiconductors, and other electronic components. Learn More

Suntory Beverage &amp; Food Limited is a Japanese brewing and distilling company group. Established in 1899, it is one of the oldest companies in the distribution of alcoholic beverages in Japan, and makes Japanese whisky. Its business has expanded to … Learn More

Projects in Japan


Coca-Cola West provided funding to the Aso Grassland Restoration Committee to support grassland management of 300 hectares of the Aso grassland to protect source water and preserve biodiversity. This expansive grassland landscape has been maintained by human interventions (grass harvesting, … Learn More

Coca-Cola is implementing maintenance activities on 52.8 hectares in five locations in Japan where forests were planted in the 1960s and 1970s. The forests were planted with the same species, are very dense, generally unhealthy, and have some dead trees. … Learn More

Kao has set a goal to improve the water usage efficiency in the entire Group by 40% by 2020. Due to high water supply risk in the future, the plant has continued to reduce risks that may hinder business growth … Learn More

This project aims to create “lifeguarding forests that function as seawalls” along the northeastern coast of Japan affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. OBJECTIVE The Morino project is an effort to protect lives from futures tsunamis by … Learn More

Project WET is currently active in more than 75 countries around the world through a network of partner organizations that range from small NGOs to major international corporations and organizations. We only go where we’re invited! We work with our … Learn More

Several Coca-Cola bottling companies have worked with local governments to conserve 4,666 hectares of forest. Learn More

By achieving "Mid-Goals towards 2020" for a 10% water withdrawal reduction for FY 2020 from 2009 ahead of schedule certainly with process improvement and appropriate cost input, we ensure the necessary production output with less water consumption. Project Results A … Learn More

By achieving "Mid-Goals towards 2020" for a 10% water withdrawal reduction for FY 2020 from 2009 ahead of schedule certainly with process improvement and appropriate cost input, we ensure the necessary production output with less water consumption. Project Results A … Learn More

By achieving "Mid-Goals towards 2020" for a 10% water withdrawal reduction for FY 2020 from 2009 ahead of schedule certainly with process improvement and appropriate cost input, we ensure the necessary production output with less water consumption. Project Results A … Learn More

By achieving "Mid-Goals towards 2020" for a 10% water withdrawal reduction for FY 2020 from 2009 ahead of schedule certainly with process improvement and appropriate cost input, we ensure the necessary production output with less water consumption. Project Results A … Learn More

By achieving "Mid-Goals towards 2020" for a 10% water withdrawal reduction for FY 2020 from 2009 ahead of schedule certainly with process improvement and appropriate cost input, we ensure the necessary production output with less water consumption. Project Results A … Learn More

By achieving "Mid-Goals towards 2020" for a 10% water withdrawal reduction for FY 2020 from 2009 ahead of schedule certainly with process improvement and appropriate cost input, we ensure the necessary production output with less water consumption. Project Results A … Learn More

The shortage of water at our company means reducing the water withdrawals. Therefore, it is important to improve the amount of recycled water such as cooling water or to reduce the water withdrawals itself by draining the wastewater cleaned and … Learn More

The shortage of water at our company means reducing the water withdrawals. Therefore, it is important to improve the amount of recycled water such as cooling water or to reduce the water withdrawals itself by draining the wastewater cleaned and … Learn More

As well as disclosing information on Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.'s water management practices and environmental performance, the group conducts ongoing activities to conserve water resources through cooperative local relationships with public bodies working to promote sustainable water management and conserve … Learn More

We use groundwater to cool equipment, but we circulate this water and use it many times to reduce water intake. Project Results Water reuse Learn More

We use groundwater to cool equipment, but we circulate this water and use it many times to reduce water intake. Project Results Water reuse Learn More

We use groundwater to cool equipment, but we circulate this water and use it many times to reduce water intake. Project Results Reduced water use Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

The Suntory Group carries out various water-related activities, driven by its core corporate mission of “To Create Harmony with People and Nature” and social contract of “Mizu To Ikiru.” Since 2003 Suntory has worked on Natural Water Sanctuaries to cultivate … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Since 2003 Suntory has worked on Natural Water Sanctuaries to cultivate forests that nurture groundwater, and since 2004 has conducted the Suntory "Mizuiku"— Natural Water Education Program for environmental education for future generations in Japan. The company has also been … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

The Suntory Group carries out various water-related activities, driven by its core corporate mission of “To Create Harmony with People and Nature” and social contract of “Mizu To Ikiru.” Since 2003 Suntory has worked on Natural Water Sanctuaries to cultivate … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

Many of Suntory’s businesses are supported by the blessing of nature, such as water and agricultural produce. Therefore, we believe that it is Suntory’s responsibilities to devote for the sustainability of quality groundwater for the future. Creating forests brimming with … Learn More

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Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group set a goal by 2030 to reduce water consumption by 30%, compared to that of 2015. We have implemented the water efficiency activities and continue to promote them. Project Results 30% reduction in water consumption by … Learn More


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