10 Apr '12, 1pm

Why the importance of corporate water tools is on the rise

Why the importance of corporate water tools is on the rise

As access to water becomes a critical barrier to doing business, new corporate water tools are popping up to help companies monitor and manage water usage and risk. Some recently introduced tools include a local water impact assessment from Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) and a questionnaire that helps identify water risks in supply chains and investment portfolios from the World wildlife Fund (WWF) and German development finance institution DEG. Water tools have also been put out by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Water Resources Research . While the tools vary a little, they all uniformly assess water usage and place it in a geographic context. The tools are easy to use; some are free, some come with interactive maps and go beyond assessing risk to providing a mitigation toolbox for corporate users. A combination of drivers th...

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