Water Scarcity: One of the Greatest Threats to Data Centre Reliability and Growth
Data Centres of the Future Keynote Theatre
Data centre managers are prepared for a range of potential threats to IT operations, but there’s one threat you may not have considered: water scarcity. Data centres require large amounts of fresh water to cool servers. However, by 2030, global demand for fresh water is expected to exceed available supplies by 40 percent. How can you combat this threat to reliability and growth? By moving from conservation and efficiency to a circular water stewardship model based on recycling, reusing and repurposing water. This keynote will help you assess the risks posed by water scarcity and introduce you to a free, publicly available tool from Ecolab called In the Blue. It will help you determine where you are on a four-stage water maturity curve, so you can adopt smart water management practices and move from untapped to a fully operationalized, circular water model.