Why is Smart Irrigation crucial for achieving ESG goals? Because Smart Irrigation practices won’t compromise future generations. And because in today’s environmentally conscious world, investors and stakeholders consider very seriously how companies are operating as stewards of nature.
In fact, water pollution and scarcity poses such an economic threat around the world that companies and institutional investors have now adopted a group of standards and criteria used by socially conscious investors to screen investments. It’s called ESG—Environmental, Social and Governance. And according to a recent investment survey, water ranks among the top three environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns around the globe.
But it’s easy to prevent this damaging cascade of events when using today’s Smart Irrigation methods. Smart Irrigation systems save water and money. Studies show that up to 50% of water usage for landscape irrigation can be saved with cloud-based Smart Irrigation systems. As a result, Smart systems can pay for themselves in water savings within two years
From residential landscaping to agricultural fields and sprawling campuses, irrigating in sustainable ways will conserve water today and still satisfy plant health without compromising life-sustaining needs of the future. Water conservation is not just a trendy catch phrase for the times we live in. Water sources are finite, and becoming more scarce and polluted than ever before as we struggle to monitor water use and control hazardous waste runoff into our watersheds and water sources.