The Advancing Data Center Construction 2023 conference is underway this week in Kansas City, Missouri, focusing on the issues and challenges facing that industry. This includes the environmental impact of data centers as the demand for cloud storage and connectivity continues to grow. (Learn more about data center sustainability.)
Annual water usage of data centers in the United States will reach 174 billion gallons in 2020, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of over 600 million people.
Lucas Rae will discuss the importance of this finite resource during the panel “Building Corporate Water Strategy in a Water-Constrained World” during the Nalco Water Data Center Seminar on Thursday, May 2 in Naperville, Ill. He will join other industry leaders in covering subjects such as data center design for efficient water use, water safety and a corporate approach to water.