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The Coca-ColaCompany is the world's largest beverage company. The purpose of company is to refresh the world and make a difference. Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body and spirit. And done in ways that create a more sustainable business and better shared future that makes a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet. Water is at the heart of our products, their ingredeints and the communities and e...

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The Coca-ColaCompany is the world's largest beverage company. The purpose of company is to refresh the world and make a difference. Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body and spirit. And done in ways that create a more sustainable business and better shared future that makes a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet. Water is at the heart of our products, their ingredeints and the communities and environment in which we operate. We aim to achieve water security where we operate, source and touch people's lives through collaboration, transparency and advocacy.

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The California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC) is a platform for diverse stakeholders to come together and pursue collective action projects that will improve water security in California for people, business, agriculture, and nature. CWAC was originally conceived in May 2014 ... Learn More

The Water Resilience Coalition, founded in 2020, is an industry-driven, CEO-led coalition of the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate that aims to elevate global water stress to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world's freshwater resources ... Learn More

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The Nature Conservancy and partners are implementing a landscape-scale forest restoration and research project on the property and adjacent Forest Service lands, referred to as the French Meadows Project. The Project aims to increase the pace and scale of ecologically-based ... Learn More

Conserving the Amanzonian forest through payment for maintenance of environmental services, this program aims to curb deforestation and improve the quality of life for the local population. Specifically, this program finances incentives which allow for the education of the local ... Learn More

Providing household water connections to 1,500 impoverished families or approximately 7,500 people, this program is increasing access to safe drinking water in communities of Beni Suef. The project is also building the capacities of community development associations to become active ... Learn More

Currently, California is in the midst of a drought of historic proportions, with severe impacts on ecosystems, communities, farms, and businesses. Connect the Drops is a business-led campaign, elevating the voice of California businesses in favor of resilient water supply ... Learn More

Constructing four check dams in the Bundelkhand region of Central India, this program is bringing access to water to this drought-stricken area. As much as 46% of the population lives below the poverty line, which is exacerbated by declining water ... Learn More

Every Drop Matters (EDM) is a unique partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company, which works across Europe and the CIS, the Arab States and Asia. Since they joined forces in 2006, the partners have ... Learn More

The project area is located in the El Zapote watershed, part of a group of 15 watersheds that provide water for the Metropolitan Guatemala City region (Figure 1). The properties are located in the Cordillera Alux Forest Reserve, which is ... Learn More

Inspiring governance and sustainable river management, this program is working across the Yangtze River basin. This project involves training local residents to use a scorecard to track environmental indicators over time. Additionally, the project is developing and distributing materials on ... Learn More

Reducing the impacts of agriculture on ecological functions in the Chi River sub-basin of the Mekong River Delta, this project is improving management of wetlands and watersheds, focusing on the production and use of organic fertilizer on sugarcane, cassava, and ... Learn More

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. The Mlalakua River is a ... Learn More

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. A partnership with CocaCola ... Learn More

The Angeles National Forest provides critical resources for the approximately 13 million people who live within an hour’s drive of the forest. In 2009, the Station Fire damaged 252 square miles of forest, which allowed numerous invasive weed species to ... Learn More

We are forming a coalition in Kibera in cooperation with the Governor of Nairobi--Evans Kidero- and the staff of Nairobi City-County, owners of Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, to design clean water distribution, sewage and waste treatment, and flood ... Learn More

Because water is essential to nature, communities, and business, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched a transformational partnership in 2007 to help conserve the world’s freshwater resources. Expanding this focus and building on our progress, the ... Learn More

Improving the livelihoods of disadvantaged sugarcane growers while mitigating and eliminating impacts that their cultivation activities have on freshwater systems, this project is strengthening and expanding existing collaboration between commercial farmers and previously disadvantaged sugarcane farmers through a mentorship program. ... Learn More

Installing rainwater harvesting structures across India to reduce water scarcity, this program works to combat depleting groundwater levels with simple and effective solutions. Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting and storing rainwater and preventing its runoff, evaporation and seepage ... Learn More

This proposal outlines an intended partnership between Coca-Cola’s South Latin Business Unit and TNC, to contribute towards water security collaboratively by investing in watershed management activities and the development of collective action mechanisms in the source watersheds of four cities ... Learn More

Reconnecting floodplains to restore ecosystem services and re-establish biodiversity, this project focuses on restoring the cut-off floodplains to the Danube for the benefit of people, habitats and species. The project focuses on improving knowledge on habitat locations and conditions, helping ... Learn More

Working with communities along the Rio Conchos, one of the primary tributaries of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, this project provides training in soil and water conservation techniques, biodiversity conservation, development of community action plans, and distribution of educational materials comprising ... Learn More

Following the destruction of the Station Fire of 2009, the National Forest Foundation partnered with the Forest Service and engaged the local community to restore the Angeles National Forest. The Fire affected four watersheds, decimated forests, and severely damaged both ... Learn More

The Pacific Institute, in its role as co-secretariat for the CEO Water Mandate, coordinated a clustered pilot for setting site water targets in the Santa Ana River Watershed (SARW) in southern California. This helped test and inform global guidance under ... Learn More

"No Drop" is a simple-to-fill score card that assesses and ranks municipalities on water losses, revenue collection and water use efficiency (amount of water used per person per day). Municipalities can be compared to each other and their performance evaluated ... Learn More

The National Forest Foundation is working with the U.S. Forest Service and partners like Coca-Cola to restore the Tahoe National Forest Headwaters to optimum health by thinning vegetation, restoring meadows and river channels, eradicating invasive species, improving water flows, increasing ... Learn More

The project goal is to support the strengthening of long-term conservation mechanisms (Water Funds) in 11 basins of 6 countries in Latin America, implementing actions in the field, investing in more than 5,000 hectares in priority areas of watersheds key ... Learn More

Improving the livelihood of farming communities and sustaining the use of water resources in Syria, this project uses soil and water conservation techniques to help farmers in the mountainous regions of Syria. The construction of rainwater harvesting tanks and water ... Learn More

Coca-Cola Enterprises is working in conjunction with the WWF-UK and Coca-Cola Great Britain as part of a partnership aimed at reducing our impact on the freshwater environment, investing in natural capital, and encouraging the supply chain, businesses and others to ... Learn More

IWaSP partnership efforts in South Africa indirectly improved water security for 300,000 people in 2015. Over EUR250,000 was leveraged for partnerships from the private sector and over EUR500,000 from government departments. WaSP South Africa was the lead organiser of the ... Learn More

Engagement with suppliers to promote best practices and awareness; We work with all our ingredients’ suppliers on the adherence to Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles which include clear requirements on Environment and Farm Management Systems helping to mitigate water risks. We ... Learn More

In 2016 Mondi Group has invested 7.9 million € in corporate social investment projects including projects to preserve and protect natural capital that provides ecosystem goods and services such as biodiversity and water.In 2016, the WWF-Mondi Wetland Project (WWF-MWP) celebrated ... Learn More

The project aimed to expand implementation of water harvesting, soil conservation, and water use efficiency among olive-farming communities in the arid mountain region of northwestern Syria. Erosion control: stone and plant “walls” in lines across field to increase surface roughness ... Learn More

This project implemented conservation tillage (no till) practices on over 1,100 acres to achieve the goals of reducing runoff, enhancing groundwater baseflow, reducing sediment erosion, and reducing agricultural runoff. The project also implemented 30 acres of conservation cover and 15 ... Learn More

This project improved irrigation practices through variable rate irrigation (VRI) and advanced irrigation scheduling. The project also conducted outreach through the demonstration of soil moisture sensor technology at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, an exhibition in southwest Georgia. Learn More

Mollicy Farms was cleared for row crop agriculture in 1969 and 17 miles of levees were constructed surrounding the 16,000-acre site to reduce flooding. This hydrologic modification, common in southern floodplains, disrupted the natural flooding cycles and functionally disconnected the ... Learn More

This project protects 156.86 hectares of native forest remnants in the Greater Tarcoles River watershed, home to 60% of the population of Costa Rica. The areas supplying water for the San Jose metropolitan area are primarily agricultural and threatened by ... Learn More

This project focuses on protecting and restoring forested areas and associated ecosystem services, including water supply, of the Haina-Duey subwatershed within the mid Haina del Norte basin, San Cristobal province. This subwatershed is a major source of drinking water for ... Learn More

The Mahomita micro watershed within the mid Nizao basin provides water for the Aguacate dam, which provides water and electricity for the city of Santo Domingo. Erosion, caused in part by deforestation, agriculture, and road construction in the basic, has ... Learn More

The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (PenBev), and TNC partnered together for a pilot project for the Greater Cape Town Water Fund to clear 64 hectares of invasive plants in the aquifer's primary recharge zone, simultaneously empowering 12 females ... Learn More

The project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, implemented conservation and restoration activities on 147 ha and revegetation activities on 151.26 ha of land in the Guambi Watershed in Ecuador in order to facilitate conservation and regeneration of natural vegetation ... Learn More

The project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, implemented forest conservation activities on 159 ha in the Daule River watershed of Ecuador to protect the forest and associated ecosystem services, including water supply. The forests in this watershed are very ... Learn More

The project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, implemented conservation and restoration activities on 1,192.6 hectares in the Siecha, Blanco, Rio Moyas, Teusac‡ and Aves Watersheds of Colombia to improve hydrologic conditions and reduce runoff, conserve and restore native forest ... Learn More

This project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, implemented forest conservation, grassland restoration, and pasture restoration on 370.52 ha in the Rio Grande Ð Rio Chico Watershed of Colombia. In the area, cattle management represents 50% of the land use, ... Learn More

This project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, conserved 363.47 ha of secondary forest, restored 27.5 ha of forest, implemented agroforestry practices on 12 ha, and reforested an additional 3.32 ha in the Panama Canal watershed. The ecosystem of the ... Learn More

This project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, conserved 242.53 hectares of forest in the Greater Tarcoles River watershed, home to 60% of the population of Costa Rica. Existing forest patches in the watershed are threatened by economic practices like ... Learn More

This project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, achieved the conservation and restoration of 243.23 hectares in the Xaya-Pixcaya watershed in the Department of Chimaltenango, Guatemala. The Xaya and Pixcaya rivers provide approximately 30% of the water supply for Guatemala ... Learn More

This project, a collaboration between TCCC and TNC, achieved the conservation and restoration of 193.25 hectares of forests in the Higua River Watershed of the Yaque del Norte basin, a major source of drinking water for the city of Santiago. ... Learn More

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, USAID, and Care International partnered together on a 3-year initiative to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation services in the Tano River Basin border area between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The project supported the ... Learn More

The main objective of this project was to supply water to Lake Sazanie to restore natural flooding and nearby wetlands. This was achieved by eliminating the unauthorized dam from the Ogibnoy Erik River, a source of water for Lake Sazanie ... Learn More

Coca-Cola worked with partners Comision Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR), Pronatura México, A.C., and Natural Protected Areas National Commission (CONANP) to restore 60,900 hectares of lands across Mexico with the goal of sustaining water supplies and priority ecosystems. The project planted more ... Learn More

This project comprised digging 162,500 infiltration trenches on 250 hectares by hand to maintain ground humidity, reduce ground erosion, and increase infiltration in deforested areas. Learn More

This project installed and maintained rainwater harvesting (RWH) and artificial aquifer recharge (AAR) technology to improve groundwater supply reliability for local communities. In 2016, an additional rainwater harvesting-recharge well was installed in Barnala, Punjab. Learn More

Coca-Cola partnered with many organizations to distribute 55-gallon syrup drums to be reused as rain barrels for residential properties. The collected water is reused for outdoor water needs, conserving water and preventing polluted runoff. Learn More

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

Coca-Cola worked with the US Forest Service to remove drain tails from the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Drain tiles had been installed here to drain the wetlands for agricultural use. The Prairie had an extensive drain tile system, pervasive invasive ... Learn More

This project revegetated the Tancat de la Pipa constructed wetland with aquatic plants and improved water management. The project also initiated water quality and biodiversity monitoring. Learn More

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

This project seeks to restore groundwater storage through beaver reintroduction in the Methow watershed. Between 2008-2014, the project has successfully reintroduced beavers to streams, resulting in 31 successful beaver colony sites. Beaver dams measurably affect rates of groundwater recharge and ... Learn More

Coca-Cola and WWF are working along the Big Bend area of the Rio Grand/Bravo to restore the river. The project seeks to broaden the channel to increase active floodplain surface areas and improve replenishment. The project addressed non-native species through ... Learn More

Coca-Cola Spain and WWF Spain worked together from 2008 to 2013 to restore areas in the Guadiana River Basin. The Guadiana River Basin covers approximately 12% of the Iberian Peninsula. Portions of the basin are highly impacted by intensive flow ... Learn More

The Coca-Cola Company and WWF partnered up with a local growers' association in South Africato to create Project Khula, a mentorship program between the commercial sugercane growers and previously disadvantaged smallholder farmers. Smallholder farmers are helped to establish cooperatives and ... Learn More

TCCC and WWF implemented a sustainable agriculture demonstration project and a wetland restoration project in the Guangyuan Nanhe National Wetland Park. The objective was to demonstrate that sustainable agriculture practices reduce runoff and pollutant loading from agricultural lands and to ... Learn More

The River Nar is a chalk stream and fenland habitat that faces agricultural pollution. The project installed runoff interceptors and improved land management to reduce sediment runoff and increase infiltration. Learn More

This project reduced water withdrawals for irrigation by implementing conservation agriculture practices. The project reduced stress on the aquifer, protecting Las Tablas de Daimiel wetland. Learn More

This pilot project between Coca-Cola and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) addresses the need for pollution mitigation as well as aquaculture development in Lake Wuliangsu. These two needs arise because wastewater from the City of Bayan Nur is discharged ... Learn More

The Four Returns Project in the Port Elizabeth catchment area is working with farmers to improve sustainable farming practices and implement landscape rehabilitation activities to improve the landÕs ability to retain water, reduce run-off, and reduce the impact of drought. ... Learn More

Backed by a $65 million-dollar commitment, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) introduced the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in 2009 in response to the lack of water and sanitation faced by nearly 300 million Africans. Managed by the Global Environment & Technology ... Learn More

Human activity in the Guerbes-Sanhadja wetland complex has steadily led to environmental degradation over the years, to the point where 42% of the area is now affected. This area is vital to the wellbeing of the local people and species ... Learn More

In the High Atlas of Morocco, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), through its flagship program, Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) is contributing to protecting watersheds and improving livelihoods through the establishment of efficient irrigation systems for community nurseries and smallholder parcels. There ... Learn More

The need for improved farming techniques among smallholder farmers has been aggravated by the growing world population and changing climatic conditions. This is especially true in Sub-Saharan Africa where agriculture is the main economic activity in many countries and most ... Learn More

The Western Soutpansberg Mountain is a key groundwater source, containing an upper catchment with wetlands and streams that feed into the Sand River. The mountains fall within the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve (Limpopo Province). Soutpansberg is recognised as an area of ... Learn More

Port Elizabeth is the largest city in the Eastern Cape province, with 1 million inhabitants. Seventy percent (70%) of the water supply to Port Elizabeth comes from the Kouga, Baviaans- and Kromme catchments. The Baviaans and Kouga feed into the ... Learn More

RAIN supported sustainable water resources management and increased water supply access in and around the Mt. Mulanje protected area - of national economic importance and global environmental significance for its rich biodiversity. Mt. Mulanje produces abundant water resources that are ... Learn More

TCCC helped fund a sediment capping project of a confined disposal facility on the Leslie Street Spit. Leslie Street Spit had been historically used for industrial and shipping activities and disposal of trash from the construction industry and sediments dredged ... Learn More

The San Joaquin Valley is California's top agricultural producing region. Groundwater in this area is over-drafted and groundwater levels are declining. This project, implemented by TCCC and Sustainable Conservation, makes beneficial use of floodwaters for groundwater recharge through the development ... Learn More

This project focused on upgrading antiquated and wasteful delivery systems of the Fort Shaw Irrigation District to improve irrigation efficiency and, as a result, improve instream Sun River flows. The Sun River is the water source for the Fort Shaw ... Learn More

This project sought to improve land and water use efficiency and improve the local ecosystem through a variety of conservation agricultural practices, including: direct seeded fields, wind breaks, crop rotation strategies, monitoring, and a crop calendar adapted to climate change. Learn More

This project sought to restore streamflows to Prickly Pear Creek. Around two miles of the creek that were previously dry were re-watered, which reconnected habitat along the riparian area. Learn More

Chalk Creek is one of the largest networks of intact habitat for the at-risk Bonneville Cutthroat trout. It suffers from habitat fragmentation, stream dewatering, and habitat alteration caused by agricultural land use. An irrigation diversion in the South Fork of ... Learn More

This project seeks to conserve and restore the Guanacache, Desaguadero, and del Bebedero wetlands of Mendoza, Argentina. These wetlands protect a system of chained lagoons and marshlands and are inhabited by approximately 2,000 people that have historically relied on the ... Learn More

This project consisted of suppression of anthropogenic forest fires within La Calera Reserve, which serves as a recharge area for the City of Cordoba's water source. Learn More

The Oxapampa Ash‡ninka Yaneshas (RBOAY) Biosphere Reserve is threatened by deforestation due to agrigulture, coca cultivation, timber, and cattle grazing. This negatively impacts the ecosystem, the capacity of the water systems, and rural populations. The project seeks to contribute to ... Learn More

"A partir del programa piloto del 2013-2014 en que se trabajó en 5 has de vegas degradadas con comuneros pertenecientes a las comunidades de Huaytane y Villablanca, más lo realizado en el período 2014-2015 en que se incorporaron 49 hectáreas ... Learn More

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Globally, corporations and industry are seeking to secure access to sufficient quantities of water to meet current and future needs in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way in the midst of an unfolding global water crisis with risks that ... Learn More

Developers: The Coca-Cola Company, The Nature Conservancy

The Coca-Cola Company is quantifying the water-related “Replenish” benefits derived through its Community Water Partnership (CWP) projects. The work described in this report builds on previous efforts, and provides a current status of quantification results for three categories of CWP ... Learn More

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