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Seequent and Microsoft partner on global water sustainability commitments



Seequent's Shaun Maloney Credit: Seequent

Seequent’s Shaun Maloney Credit: Seequent

This week, Seequent, a global geoscience software company, was highlighted as one of four global partners working with Microsoft to drive change for good around water quality and conservation.

Microsoft President Brad Smith announced Microsoft’s commitment to operating as a water-positive company by 2030 on his official news blog.

Smith outlined the fact that: “As human civilization has expanded, we have reached the point globally where humanity depletes the available freshwater supply at a rate of 4.3 trillion cubic metres every year – the majority of which goes to agricultural and industrial uses. This needs to change.”

As a result, Microsoft has committed to replenishing more water than it consumes by 2030. As part of the announcement, Seequent was highlighted for its work with Microsoft and its customers around water quality and conservation. Alongside Ecolab, Schneider Electric (SE), and Grundfos, Seequent is assisting in developing solutions to help customers understand water-related risks due to climate change; use data to reduce water, and make smarter decisions about water; and, improve water quality and conservation.

“We help our customers succeed by developing innovative solutions to enable better decisions about earth, environment, and energy challenges. By partnering with Microsoft we can make an even bigger impact on important global challenges such as water safety and security, which are critical to wellbeing, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity,” Seequent CEO, Shaun Maloney, said in a release.

Seequent is a New Zealand-headquartered Microsoft customer and partner. The company relies on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to drive its geospatial and geoscience work, which includes important work to address water quality and quantity, globally.

Maloney added that Seequent’s software solutions are used on hundreds of projects around the world to enable a clearer view of groundwater and contaminants. “Users such as the Water Replenishment District, the largest groundwater agency in the state of California, can readily communicate to end clients, regulators, and the general public with three-dimensional models of groundwater systems and contaminated sites in a fully auditable data-driven approach across the entire lifecycle of site management.”

The Water Replenishment District (WRD) has the important job of managing and protecting local groundwater resources for over 4 million residents.

“This water-positive commitment is a critical step. And to see our very own ISV (independent software vendor) partner Seequent alongside global powerhouses Ecolab, Schneider, and Grundfos, as a key partner working on water quality and conservation is incredible. This is true global recognition for a tech company from Aotearoa (New Zealand),” concluded Matt Bostwick, Microsoft New Zealand commercial partner director.

For more information, visit www.Seequent.com or www.Microsoft.com.


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