The world will need up to $67 trillion in infrastructure investments by 2030.
As the population grows, more people will need utilities and clean water, more goods will have to be transported, and more waste will need to be disposed of. Roads, electrical grids, sanitation systems and more will all need upgrading.
Where Science Can Help
Science is helping address the challenges of the design, construction and maintenance of modern infrastructure projects with solutions that:
- Increase the safety, durability and resiliency of roads, bridges, utilities and pipes
- Enable faster, more reliable communications in a more connected world
- Deliver cleaner water for communities
Dow's Solutions At Work
Dow products and technologies are addressing the challenge.
Dow has contributed a $30 million loan guarantee to help WaterHealth International (WHI) finance 2,000 community-based water purification systems that will supply clean water to more than 11 million people in rural India and Ghana.
American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)
Dow Coating Materials and the Dow Government Markets Group have worked with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to ask Congress to pass a transportation bill that will advance highway safety throughout the U.S. and provide Departments of Transportations with sustainable, cost-effective solutions for improving safety of roadways.
The Nature Conservancy
In January 2011, Dow and The Nature Conservancy came together to undertake an experiment to incorporate the value of nature into business decisions. TNC is helping Dow evaluate the value of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure solutions are defined as planned and managed natural and semi-natural systems that can enhance or even replace man-made infrastructure. The structures are designed to fulfill a specific need, such as water purification, and offer valuable co-benefits, such as habitat for wildlife.
R&D 100 Award (2014)
For TEQUATIC™ PLUS Fine Particle Filter
U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
For SENTRICON™ Termite Colony Elimination System
Ringier Technology Innovation Award (2011)
For FASTRACK™ Quick-Dry Technology