Microsoft has made a new commitment to become an active water company by 2030 by replenishing more water than its global business needs. As it stands, this commitment is not so much a concrete plan as an ambitious vision. < / P > < p > Microsoft has yet to elaborate on the details of how to make recycling greater than water consumption, nor how much money it will invest in it. “We will invest as much money as we can to achieve this,” said Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s chief environmental officer. Companies that can do more should do more. ” < / P > < p > it is understood that this commitment builds on Microsoft’s previous astonishing climate commitment, when the company promised that they would capture more carbon dioxide than it would emit by 2030. One of the most dangerous impacts of climate change on society is water shortage, which Microsoft is trying to solve. “In my opinion, these data farms are a bit scary for people living in water deficient basins,” said Martin Doyle, director of the water policy program at the Nicholas Institute for environmental policy solutions at Duke University < / P > < p > Microsoft, the technology giant, will focus on replenishing water in its 40 highly stressed areas. We know that data centers need a lot of water to keep cool, but companies like Microsoft and Google are still deploying these sites in strategic areas where their customers are better served, even if they are facing water shortages. For example, Microsoft plans to open a new data center in Arizona next year, which is coping with dwindling water supplies to support its agriculture and prevent desert communities from drying up. Doyle said that although he had doubts about Microsoft’s data center opening, he said he had seen great technological progress in this field. Intel is one of them, which promised to cut water use in May. Over the past 10 years, it has cut water consumption by 38% and saved 44 billion gallons, according to the company. By 2030, it also plans to recover more water than it needs to operate. < / P > < p > for Microsoft, to reduce water use in Arizona, it plans to use a system called “adiabatic cooling.”. Basically, the system uses outdoor air instead of water to cool servers when the outdoor temperature does not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit; when the outdoor temperature exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit, it switches to evaporative cooling, similar to the “swamp cooler” that some people use at home. According to Microsoft, this method will save 90% of water than traditional water-based cooling systems. < / P > < p > however, approaches that work in Arizona may not be successful elsewhere, as water shortages are a local problem. To be a more responsible water steward, Microsoft needs to tailor plans for each location. Timing is also important – getting water back to the community in the rainy season is not as useful as in the dry season. Colin strong, an associate researcher at the World Resources Institute, said: “whatever solution (Microsoft) eventually proposes, it has to involve local stakeholders to a certain extent.” Strong advises many companies, including Microsoft, on water projects. < / P > < p > Microsoft has no plans for other areas in which it is operating. But it said it was considering a range of remediation measures, from restoring wetlands to flooding dwindling aquifers. It is reported that the restoration of wetlands can slow or stop the flow of water, so that the aquifers below it can be replenished again. Microsoft can also follow the example of Orange County, California, by purifying water and pumping it back underground, and then finding ways to replenish aquifers. < / P > < p > Microsoft said it was using more water each year, although it was taking steps to improve efficiency. In 2019, they pumped nearly 8 million cubic meters of water from municipal systems and other sources, compared with 7 million cubic meters in 2018. Solving its water problem will be a challenge, but it may be easier than some of the company’s recent commitments. Earlier this year, Microsoft promised to wait until 2050 to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions in its history, but the technology to achieve that goal has not yet been available on a large scale. And still not. It is said that “gta5” will be launched on Google cloud game platform stadia