Intel Officially Net Positive On Water Use In India, US And Costa Rica
Over the last two decades, Intel India’s sustainable water management efforts have enabled it to conserve millions of gallons of water and return water to surrounding communities
Intel’s operations in the United States, Costa Rica and India are officially net positive on water use. This means that, Intel restores and returns more freshwater than it takes in these countries. Globally, Intel used 16 billion gallons of freshwater, reclaimed water and desalinated water last year. Internal water management practices resulted in more than 13 billion gallons of water flowing out of Intel, back to surrounding communities.
Over the last two decades, Intel India’s sustainable water management efforts have enabled it to conserve millions of gallons of water and return water to surrounding communities. In 2021, freshwater into Intel India was 25.3 million gallons, while freshwater returned and restored to communities and the environment was a whopping 99.6 million gallons. Intel India saw a freshwater restoration of 394%.
Bengaluru has Intel’s largest design and engineering center outside the US. Once known as the “City of Lakes,” significant urban development has contributed to extreme water stress and groundwater depletion in Bengaluru. To support the city’s water resources, Intel has funded two water restoration projects that, once fully implemented, will restore more than 100 million gallons each year between Dyavasandra Lake and Lake Nanjapura, recharge groundwater, and promote biodiversity.