MillerCoors said it used 15 billion fewer gallons of water across its value chain in 2016. The large reduction can be attributed to changes in farming techniques, which include irrigation initiatives that use less water, along with increased brewery efficiencies. Wet weather in 2016 also contributed to the reduction. Compared to 2015, MillerCoors used 16.9% less water, which is equivalent to more than 500 million kegs of beer. “We’re proud of the water efficiencies achieved at our breweries by our passionate and innovative employees, and we are proud of our long-standing partnerships with our growers,” said Karina Diehl, Director of Community Affairs, MillerCoors.