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Building an Action Plan for Smart Water Management

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Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, co-location and interconnection solutions, was on a mission to improve its water strategy, minimize overall water use, ensure reliable performance and protect its operations from water-related risk.

Digital Realty Wanted To:

  • Understand how much water was being used, and where, in its data centers
  • Increase water resiliency and redundancy to better respond to growing water quantity and quality issues
  • Improve monitoring and measurement through digital tools

Partnering with Ecolab, they developed a three-step action plan:

STEP 1:
Prioritize at-risk facilities that required immediate action, using the Smart Water Navigator

RESULT:
The team developed a prioritized matrix that organized sites and helped them identify sites with the greatest operational water related risk.

STEP 2:
Evaluate water use practices at every site using the Ecolab Smart Water Navigator

RESULT:
The tool helped the team focus on specific steps that local teams could take to improve water use and efficiency, tailored to each of their sites.

STEP 3:
Use Nalco Water’s 3D TRASAR™ Technology to provide water strategy effectiveness

RESULT:
Nalco Water’s 3D TRASAR™ dashboards provided enterprise-wide visibility, measurement and monitoring of water use, helping the team track, trend and compare water use across all data centers and quantify savings from water projects. 

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With Ecolab’s Smart Water Navigator and a plan for action, Digital Realty now has a more effective strategy to manage water at its data centers, a greater understanding of water in its organization and the ability to improve and protect its operations, watersheds and communities.

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Ecolab’s Smart Water Navigator is a publicly available tool that helps businesses understand water-related risks in financial terms to inform responsible growth and generates an actionable step-by-step guide for each facility, tailored by industry, location and current water performance.

 

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