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World Water Day: Where Bottled Water Fits

On March 22, World Water Day 2008 will call attention to the critical need to protect and sustain water resources. The day “highlights the significance of cooperation and importance of an integrated approach to water resource management of water at both international and local levels,” according to the World Water Day website.

On March 22, World Water Day 2008 will call attention to the critical need to protect and sustain water resources.

The day “highlights the significance of cooperation and importance of an integrated approach to water resource management of water at both international and local levels,” according to the World Water Day website.

A key point of this global appreciation for water recognizes that all consumer products use water as an ingredient, or in production – including foods and beverages, of course.

Bottled water companies have an outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible use of resources to produce a healthy packaged beverage.   And, recognizing that water is necessary for life, the industry brings to people bottled water with consistent safety, quality, good taste, and convenience.

To clear up the misconceptions and get more information on bottled water, see our facts page.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Chris Hogan, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].

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