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The intersection of water and energy

  • Water fundamentals

    Water covers 70 per cent of the earth’s surface – the volume of water on earth has remained unchanged for millions of years.

  • Public policy considerations

    How will society manage these impacts for the benefit of future generations? We need sustainable solutions developed through the integration of sound science and operating practices, thoughtful planning with consideration of local water conditions, and balanced policy approaches.

  • The relationship between energy and water

    Globally, agriculture is the largest user of fresh water, accounting for 70 per cent of all withdrawals. 

  • ExxonMobil's role in addressing the water challenge

    ExxonMobil is committed to addressing the challenge of sustainability – balancing economic growth, social development and environmental protection – so that future generations will not be affected by actions taken today. Above all other objectives, ExxonMobil is dedicated to safe and environmentally responsible operations.