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March 15, 2016

"Although 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, less than one percent is drinkable," said International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors President Alex Olszowy, III. 


ICC World Water Day events shine the spotlight on growing global issue


With a 100-year legacy of deploying the latest safety measures and technologies into the built environment, the International Code Council (ICC) is hosting and participating in several events surrounding 2016 World Water Day on March 22 to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and efficiency.


"Scientists are now reporting that two-thirds of the world’s population faces severe water shortages," explained Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. "Recent events in the U.S. such as the Flint, Mich., water contamination and drought in western states are shining the spotlight on a growing global issue.




"For decades, ICC’s codes and standards have addressed water-related issues," Sims continued, "and we remain committed to working with our member jurisdictions and industry partners to bring water efficient products to market, labeling new homes and structures as more water efficient, and spreading the word about the need for safe and smart water use."


The Code Council is supporting the White House Water Summit on March 22 to raise awareness of water issues and potential solutions in the U.S., and to catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future through innovative science and technology. The summit will be livestreamed on For more information on this event, please contact


On the evening of March 22, the Code Council and Plumbing Manu