Friday, November 23, 2007

Global water tool

HOORC's water tower

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Global Water Tool, launched at World Water Week 2007 in Stockholm, is a free tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their operations and supply chains.

According to the WBCSD website, the tool:
  • Compares an organization's water uses (including staff presence, industrial use, and supply chain) with validated water and sanitation availability information – on a country and watershed basis

  • Allows calculation of water consumption and efficiency

  • Establishes relative water risks in the organization's portfolio to prioritize action – including more detailed assessment

  • Creates key water GRI Indicators, inventories, risk and performance metrics and geographic mapping

  • Enables effective communication with internal and external stakeholders on the organization's water issues.

You can download the tool from the WBCSD website.

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