As the planet becomes warmer, water is in higher demand for plants, people and the local ecosystem, placing sanitary and water infrastructure under stress. Conserving water can alleviate the strain placed on municipal water systems to clean and transport water, reducing their energy use and emissions in the process.

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Institutions Pursuing Water Goals:


Alberta, Canada

California Botanic Garden

Claremont, California

Duke Farms

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Santa Barbara, California

Jardin botanique de Montréal, Espace pour la vie/ Montréal Botanical Gardens, Montréal Space for Life

Québec, Canada

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Henrico, Virginia

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Sarasota, Florida

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Quest Science Center

Livermore, CA

Red Butte Garden

Salt Lake City, Utah

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

England, UK

Science Museum of Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota