World Water Day 2015: Dow announces affiliation with Value of Water Coalition

In commemoration of World Water Day 2015, the Dow Chemical Company announced that it has joined the Value of Water Coalition in an effort to revitalize the nation's aging and under-funded water infrastructure.

EDINA, MN, March 20, 2015 -- In commemoration of World Water Day 2015, the Dow Chemical Company (Dow), a provider of specialty chemicals for a variety of applications, recently announced that it has joined the Value of Water Coalition (VWC) in an effort to revitalize the nation's aging and under-funded water infrastructure.

United in elevating the importance of water to the economic, environmental and social well-being of the United States, the VWC is comprised of local and national leaders that strive to promote awareness about the value of water at a time when water is often overlooked in the national discussion of infrastructure investment.

"Water infrastructure is starting to gain more attention, being noted as one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century," said Snehal Desai, Dow global business director. "With World Water Day on the horizon, it is time to reflect on the importance of public and private sector collaboration to maximize clean, safe and reliable water utilities to ensure the sustainability of our cities during a time of rapid urbanization."

Water resource management impacts almost all aspects of the economy, in particular, health, food production and security, domestic water supply and sanitation, energy, industry, and environmental sustainability. Dow joins VWC's growing number of public and private sector advocates, as well as U.S. water utilities and major engineering firms, including the addition of 12 new coalition partners (see: "VWC announces addition of 12 new partners").

"While water is priceless, we undervalue it in the United States," said Radhika Fox, VWC director. "The strength of our coalition is bringing strong voices from the public, private and non-profit sectors together to shine light on urgent, but often unseen, water issues, and inspiring positive action that will strengthen this nation. We are thrilled to have Dow help us educate the public about the importance of water to economy, environment and communities across the globe."

See also:

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About Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical is as an integrated science and technology company with the scale and expertise to address global trends and create differentiated solutions for customers and society. Through its diversified, market-driven portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses, Dow continues to deliver a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings, and agriculture. For more information, visit www.dow.com.

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