IBM Invests to Put Clean Water Access Front and Center on World Environment Day; The Weather Channel Becomes The Water Channel
"This week for World Environment Day, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Weather Company, an IBM Business, launched Forecast: Change, a new initiative to help combat freshwater scarcity in communities around the world. Forecast: Change provides resources in support of actions that are designed to help address the lack of freshwater access around the world.
By 2025 two thirds of the world's population could be living in water stressed areas. More than 2 billion people around the world lack access to safe water. Freshwater scarcity is a global issue that impacts human food security, the health of the environment, and our global economy. As the planet warms, the world has seen an increase in extreme severe storms and conditions such as flood and drought, leading to more natural disasters that can require massive relief efforts in affected areas..."
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