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Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill and the World Resources Institute (WRI) are teaming up to work across value chains to better manage deforestation and water risk. Under the 2-year partnership, Cargill will use WRI’s agricultural tools — maps, analytics and expertise — to improve its environmental management while WRI will benefit from Cargill’s global … Read more »

drought in Brazil

DuPont’s 6 Corporate Water Stewardship Lessons

Corporate water stewardship efforts must look beyond a company’s fenceline and consider its operations in water-stressed areas, says DuPont’s Bob Reich, global environmental stewardship manager, in a blog. Reich says DuPont has learned six key lessons over the past 15 years, including: 1. Water Risk is Business Risk. In addition … Read more »

WRI Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg

The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Overall Water Risk map is now integrated with Bloomberg’s interactive mapping platform, BMAP, and is available to the more than 320,000 subscribers of the Bloomberg Professional service. WRI says Aqueduct provides the most current, comprehensive, and high-resolution (15,000 sub-basins) global water risk mapping tool available. Aqueduct’s … Read more »

WRI Ranks Countries’ Water Stress

WRI Ranks Countries’ Water Stress

Thirty-seven countries face “extremely high” levels of water stress, using more than 80 percent of their available water supply every year, according to the World Resources Institute’s water stress rankings. This means that more than 80 percent of the water available to agricultural, domestic and industrial users is withdrawn annually, … Read more »

GEMI Updates Water Tools

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has updated its GEMI Local Water Tool and the GEMI LWT for Oil and Gas. The green business alliance, whose members include ConocoPhillips, FedEx, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble and Southern Company, among others, launched the free tools in March 2012. The tools are intended … Read more »

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Aqueduct Launches Global Water Risk Atlas

The World Resources Institute and companies including GE, Shell, Dow, United Technologies and DuPont have launched an online tool that maps water risks worldwide. The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, developed by WRI and founding members of the Aqueduct Alliance, can help companies, investors and governments see how water stress will … Read more »