Google’s Data Centers Driving Increased Water Consumption, Further Impacted by AI

  • Google’s 2023 environmental report shows a 20% rise in water consumption, mainly due to data center needs.
  • The company aims to replenish 120% of the freshwater it uses by 2030, currently managing just 6%.
  • Increasing usage could pose sustainability challenges, despite efforts to draw from low water stress regions and explore alternative cooling methods.
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