For millions of people around the world, access to water, energy, food and shelter can be critical steps to improving their standards of living and making a better lives for their families. At the same time, a growing population and increased standards of living place pressure on local water resources or related ecosystems. How will society manage these impacts for the benefit of future generations? We need sustainable solutions developed through the integration of sound science and operating practices, thoughtful planning with consideration of local water conditions, and balanced policy approaches.
As with many complex problems, deciding where to dedicate efforts and limited resources can present challenges. ExxonMobil advocates four broad, potentially high-value pathways toward achieving meaningful progress:
The oil and gas industry will continue to play a valuable role in developing sustainable water solutions. ExxonMobil is committed to working toward these solutions as we responsibly deliver energy and petrochemical products the world needs.