WBCSD Launches Water Management Tool
The World Business Council for Sustainable DevelopmentÂ is releasingÂ a Global Water Tool, which companies can use to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.
WBCSD says that the free tool allows companies to quickly and accurately:
- Compare their water use (including staff presence, industrial use and supply chain) with validated water and sanitation availability information, both on a country and watershed basis;
- Calculate water consumption and efficiency;
- Establish relative water risks in their portfolio;
- Create key water Global Reporting Initiative indicators, inventories, risk and performance metrics;
- Enable effective communications between internal and external stakeholders on water issues.
It does not provide specific guidance on local situations, which require more in-depth, systematic analysis.
The WBCSD’s Water Working Group stewarded development of the Global Water Tool. WBCSD Member and global engineering company CH2M HILL led the tool’s development. An Advisory Board comprised of 22 WBCSD Member Companies in a wide range of industries provided oversight and pilot testing: Air Products and Chemicals, Alcan, Alcoa,
Anglo American, Borealis, ConocoPhillips, Degussa, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, GrupoNueva, Holcim, ITT,
Kimberly Clark, Lafarge, PepsiCo, Petro-Canada, Rio Tinto, Sanyo, Shell, Suez, Syngenta, andUnilever.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Con Edison Development Procures GE Energy Storage System
- Courthouse Replaces Oversized Boiler
- Indoor Farming Company Works on HVAC with PUE 1.0
- Toolkits Designed to Help Health Care Facilities Reduce Energy
- San Antonio Macyâ€™s Store Showcases Better Buildings Challenge Measures
- Natural Gas Gensets to Reach 27 GW of Installed Capacity by 2024
- Larson Releases a Solar Powered Generator with Manual Crank Mast
- Energy Efficiency in Food Service Businesses