Water Commitments

Working to reduce, replenish and restore water across our offices and data centers.

Clear waters reflect the beauty of our Eemshaven, Netherlands data center.

Fresh, clean water is one of the most precious resources on Earth — but today, it’s being consumed faster than it can be replenished.

At Google, we’ve been taking steps to address and improve our operational water sustainability. Now we’re taking urgent action to support water security and healthy ecosystems.

Water at Google

Sunset over water storage tanks and cooling towers in St. Ghislain, Belgium.

Replenishing more water than we use

A distant view of a geodesic solar roof on a large building with low mountains in the background.

(Photo by C. McAnneny / Heatherwick Studio)

Living labs for water stewardship

A solar plant and panel array adjacent to green fields, train tracks, and a road.

Circular water use

A data center in Berkeley County, South Carolina with a rainwater retention pond reflecting evening light and clouds.

Accelerating efficiency and localized approaches

Communities & ecosystems

A person with a dog at an observation deck surrounded by lush plant growth.

Addressing shared water challenges

Data center in The Dalles, Oregon on the bank of the Columbia River and rolling hills in the background at dusk.

Improving watershed health

Technology & tools

Aerial photo of a brightly-colored river delta.

(Image provided by CNES / Airbus, Maxar Technologies)

Water as data

Scientists in front of a digital screen showing surface water changes.

Predicting and preventing water stress

Overhead shot of a person on a wooden bench on a sidewalk through flowers and shrubs.

One Earth approach

Take a deeper look: Google Water Stewardship

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Our third decade of climate action is our most ambitious yet.

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