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Water Challenges

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15.6%
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
15.6%
Upstream Water Issues
12.5%
Land Use Issues
12.5%
Socioeconomic and Reputation
9.4%
Influent
9.4%
Local Water Resource Governance
9.4%
Physical water supply
6.3%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
6.3%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
3.1%
Water Pricing

Country Overview

1.1.2.WATER USE The biggest UK water user is industry, followed by agriculture and municipal use. Demand for water is extremely high, leading to concerns over maintaining the water resources available for people and the environment. In the South East of England, for example, the Thames river basin district is one of the driest in the country, receiving a quarter less rainfall than the national average and less per person than many Mediterranean countries. In 2000, total water withdrawal was estimated as 15.895km3, of which a small portion (0.033km3) was obtained with desalination processes. This water abstraction can be itemized by user sector. In 2003, it was estimated that the water dedicated to agriculture reached 1.286km3. For municipal use, 7.419km3 was abstracted, along with 7.190km3 for industrial purposes. The two main drivers and pressures regarding water abstraction and use are climate change and the pressures that expanding urban areas will have on flood plains by decreasing permeability. Climate change predictions indicate that in the future there will be more frequent and intense rain events. The effect of these will be enhanced by hotter, drier summers which will increase surface water run-off as the dried-out soil will have decreased permeability. This will greatly increase the level of damage caused by flooding. Population increases in the future will also lead to increased pressure on flood plains as urban areas expand. Development on flood plains has already created flood risk events. Expanding urban areas will also decrease overall permeability and therefore increase surface water run-off and thus flood risk.

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Organizations in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


A Tanzania consulting firm on development issues including water, sanitation, energy and climate change. Learn More

Artos group aims to reveal economically sustainable solutions to help solving problem of safe drinking water in small communities. That is why at Artos we have developed a product, called Healthy Water Maker, which can (by using the latest purifying ... Learn More

Member of UK-based Anglo American plc mining group. The company develops copper mining projects in Peru. Learn More

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm with access to more than 3,000 consultants in over 100 offices around the world. Our Sustainability Practice brings together management consultants and technical experts offering solutions from strategy through implementation ... Learn More

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Production of chemicals and equipment for potable water treatment and industrial water preparing. Learn More

Arup takes an integrated approach to deliver solutions for complex water management problems. We understand the interactions between the water cycle and other systems including industry, ecosystems and cities. Our capability encompasses water in natural catchment systems, including flood risk ... Learn More

ASMAN Software Solutions Private Limited is a provider of cutting edge software consultancy, design and development services with headquarters in Hyderabad, India. The company made its inception into the IT arena in 2011 and offers a comprehensive range of Software ... Learn More

Water stress presents direct risk to our operations – as a significant water consumer in many catchment areas, our licence to operate could be damaged during periods of water scarcity. We must take all reasonable steps to use water responsibly ... Learn More

El GRUPO BIOSFERA, THINK TANK EN INVESTIGACIÓN DE FUTUROS SUSTENTABLES SAC. (BIOSFERA, INVESTIGACIÓN DE FUTUROS) es un equipo de análisis cuyo core business es la investigación prospectiva para la construcción de futuros deseables (futurables), asociados a la sustentabilidad (planeamiento estratégico ... Learn More

BPD’s goal is to enhance and increase water and sanitation provision in poor communities by strengthening partnerships. Active since 1998, Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation (BPD) is the sector leader in providing non-profit, neutral and independent guidance ... Learn More

Burberry designs, develops, makes and sells products under the Burberry brand. The company is committed to respecting the environment, minimising the environmental impacts of our own operations and activities in our supply chain. Learn More

A centre for excellence in scientific research of the Natural Environment Research Council, focused on ecology and hydrology Learn More

Independent advisory company seeking to catalyse environmental investments Main focus areas within water issues: water and irrigation, water and sanitation, water and business risk Learn More

Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) is a multinational bottling company dedicated to the marketing, production, and distribution of Coca-Cola products. CCEP was created on 28 May 2016 as a result of the combination of the three main bottling companies for ... Learn More

Enhance the landscape of the 43 square mile Colne Valley Regional Park as the first taste of countryside to the west of London. Objectives: 1) maintain the landscape 2) safeguard the countryside 3) biodiversity 4) recreation 5) rural economy 6) ... Learn More

The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) is an invitation-only membership organization for large companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue. CEF’s mission is to help accelerate sustainable business innovation by creating the best neutral space ... Learn More

Main focus is SUDS retrofit to tackle flooding and water quality problems in the City of Coventry, UK, and to provide biodiversity and amenity benefits to wildlife and citizens. Coventry has Living Lab Status and the group includes Coventry University ... Learn More

Croda International plc is a British speciality Consumer Products and Household company based at Snaith in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Learn More

DLA Piper is a global law firm with a broad range of areas of concentration. Learn More

DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and is present in 37 countries, employing around 32,000 people. Learn More

“IC Medicals” and “ The Emission” are two genetically integrated global internet projects about informational copies of substances and biological objects. DST Foundation initiated the integration of these phenomenal projects in August 2009 as they both are based on usage ... Learn More

Earthwatch is an International NGO which focusses on scientific research and education about environmental issues. Earthwatch run FreshWater Watch, an employee engagement programme which raises awareness of fresh water issues through hands-on Citizen Science Leader training days. In addition to ... Learn More

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. With sustainability at the heart of both our services and how we operate our business, we are committed to providing a service that is consistently ... Learn More

The European Water Partnership (EWP) is an independent value based non-profit organization structured as an open and inclusive member association. The EWP harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and activities in international water issues and undertakes worldwide promotion of ... Learn More

We are a pioneering communications agency, working with businesses and charities to accelerate social change. We help our clients to protect and improve lives and deliver measurable value for them, their stakeholders and wider society We link businesses’ commercial objectives ... Learn More

Future 500 is a non-profit consultancy that builds trust between companies, advocates, investors, and philanthropists to advance business as a force for good. Our organization formed in 1995 as a venue for corporations and environmental NGOs to debate the systemic ... Learn More

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Sustainability is an important, target-oriented goal in order to achieve the ratio of long-term growth and resource consumption. To develop and implement a maritime new transportation system, which built-in light-weight and renewable material and reduce fuel resp. replaced through other ... Learn More

IMAECSED since 1995 is dedicated for philanthropic activities for the common people of the country and outside. Out of its other activities supply of Clean Water has taken as a most important works. Many places like School, Colleges, Offices, Industry ... Learn More

Imperial Brands plc is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom. Learn More

A digital network of socially responsible small business owners based in the UK Learn More

Purpose of the organization is to promote socio, economic and cultural advancement of weaker sections by education, training, research and field action programs. Specific focus is to promote awareness on water sanitation among rural poor communities and help them to ... Learn More

InterContinental Hotels Group plc is a British multinational hospitality company headquartered in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. Learn More

International water aid charity. Provides clean water solutions to poor communities in developing countries. Learn More

As we share our water with the entire planet, we feel that it is a precious resource. We monitor how we use water at our factories and are constantly working on ways to reduce our consumption of fresh water resources. ... Learn More

London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital's wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London's diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and outdoor learning. Looking after over 40 nature reserves across the ... Learn More

Lonmin operates out of South Africa and is a primary producer of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). Learn More

Founded in the 1890s, Marshalls is the UK's leading supplier of hard landscaping products and has become synonymous with quality; supplying prestigious landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, whilst also caring for the environment and communities in which it operates. Marshalls ... Learn More

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Learn More

Mondi plc is an international packaging and paper group employing over 24,400 people with 102 operations across more than 30 countries, predominantly in central Europe, Russia and South Africa. Learn More

NAQWA is a Russian company that develops and makes nano drinking water recoverers. Our product NAQWA SPRING Drinking Water Recoverer (NAQWA SWR, www.naqwa.com ) created and manufactured in Russia is intended to provide sustainable drinking water solutions first of all ... Learn More

NVH's mission is to provide low cost, low energy solutions for sanitation and ground water pollution. NVH partners with the Indian Ministry of Defence Research Laboratory to commercialise for global use an effective biological process creating potable water as only ... Learn More

Established in 2011, our vision is to ensure that the quality of water provides the best habitat to benefit people and wildlife. To achieve this, we deliver: Aquatic habitat creation Conservation &amp; restoration Education &amp; engagement Land management &amp; farm ... Learn More

OneWorldStandards Ltd works with leading companies and non-governmental organisations, providing advice and support on all aspects of sustainability standards system development and implementation. Our mission is to maximise the positive social and environmental impacts of trade through the use of ... Learn More

Opportunity 2 Excel Company is a firm that provides general service, monitoring & evaluation, data collection, implementation plan, consultancy, supply, financial engineering, capacity building, feasibility studies, investment advisory services etc to clients. The company was established in 2007 and registered ... Learn More

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Plan is a global children’s charity. We work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. A future you would want for all children, your family and friends. For over 70 years we’ve been ... Learn More

Prime Advocates is a legal advisory, Social Finance and Impact consultancy. As a not-for-profit organisation we assist a number of "Water" focused organisations to efficiently achieve their goals. We are supported by a panel of global law-firms and have deep ... Learn More

Pump Aid is a water and sanitation organisation that tackles poverty by working with local communities in southern Africa. We do this by establishing sustainable supplies of clean water and safer sanitation provisions. Pump Aid has developed a low-cost, sustainable ... Learn More

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost ... Learn More

RESTORE partnership for sharing knowledge &amp; promoting best practice on river restoration in Europe. Learn More

Reed Elsevier is a global provider of world-class information and tools that help our customers advance science, improve medical outcomes, enable better legal decisions, evaluate risk, forge business relationships and gain business insight. All five business units of our company ... Learn More

We are Ukrainian company SOUZ-CONTINENT. Our company has advanced innovative, high-tech development projects to work with the water is getting the alternate energy and water purification. Very interested in mutually beneficial cooperation for the prosperity of the world community. Learn More

Main focus is SUDS retrofit to tackle flooding and water quality problems in the City of Coventry, UK, and to provide biodiversity and amenity benefits to wildlife and citizens. Coventry has Living Lab Status and the group includes Coventry University ... Learn More

Thames21 is the voice for London’s waterways, working with communities to improve rivers and canals for people and wildlife. We engage thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities every year to clean and green the capital’s wide network of ... Learn More

Christopher Gleadle brings Sustainability, and the Green Economy• to life and shows you how to capture, create and deliver more value: serve customers better, reduce costs and mitigate conspiring environmental and social risk to see opportunity for greater profit. His ... Learn More

CATCHMENT RESTORATION through AWARENESS, LITERACY, FINANCE, ACTION The Flow Partnership, a UK based NGO, works with partners to rejuvenate landscapes and counter the increasing threat of floods, droughts, soil erosion, habitat loss at their source. We provide a crucial link ... Learn More

To protect, promote and enhance our freshwater ecosystems for both people and wildlife. Learn More

Trucost provides data and insight to help its clients understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency. Our clients include companies and their advisors, the investment community, governments, academics and thought leaders. Learn More

The UEA Water Security Research Centre integrates world-class physical and social sciences to address the challenges. UEA has a unique set of skills and internationally renowned researchers centred in the School of International Development and the School of Environmental Sciences. ... Learn More

The UN Global Compact Network UK aims to further the Global Compact’s 10 principles that cover human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The UK Network implements a programme of activity in support of UK-based UNGC signatories who wish to maximise ... Learn More

Unilever's purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace Learn More

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VILLAGES UNIS est une ONG Suisse, reconnue d’utilité publique au N° 080.913007 date de la décision 18/12/2013 et basée dans la république et Canton de Genève Elle est active dans les domaines de la coopération au développement, à l'aide humanitaire ... Learn More

WSUP is a non-profit partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation in low-income urban communities. It brings lasting solutions to low-income areas by working in partnership with ... Learn More

Water Canada is an influencer, a networker, and a newsmaker. Our editors and researchers know the industry and the people implementing plans and projects on the frontlines. Thousands of readers turn to us for exclusive, insightful content that speaks to ... Learn More

The Water Resilience Coalition, founded in 2020, is an industry-driven, CEO-led coalition of the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate that aims to elevate global water stress to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world's freshwater resources ... Learn More

Water Technologies International (GR8 Water) is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of technologically advanced Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG). These unique devices utilize a patent pending air purification input system to produce clean, great-tasting, safe water from the humidity in ... Learn More

Optimise water and wastewater treatment systems and processes to: 1. Reduce operating costs 2. Eliminate wastewater pollution by verifying full treatment of all contaminants to meet regulatory discharge requirements; 3. Significantly reduce energy usage and carbon emissions from the treatment ... Learn More

Waterway Recovery Group had its origins in waterways restoration working during the 1960s but formally came into being in 1970. The aim was to be the coordinating force, not centered upon any individual project but backing up and assisting local ... Learn More

Wello is a social venture with a bold mission: to deliver clean water to a thirsty world. By reframing the water crisis as an opportunity, Wello has reinvented the wheel and developed an innovative and sustainable business model. THE WATERWHEEL ... Learn More

We conserve, restore and create wetlands, save wetland wildlife, and inspire everyone to value the amazing things healthy wetlands achieve for people and nature. Learn More

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We work in 57 countries around the world in WASH, and we are one of the ... Learn More

Promoting the use of innovative water-from-air tech for evaporation and condensate recapture &amp; reuse by communities and businesses resiliently adapting to global warming and responding to disasters. In arid and drying regions lacking or losing surface and groundwaters, atmospheric (clean) ... Learn More

Alegria activity S.L. produces special purpose mobile units. These mobile units are special purpose vehicles used to deploy any kind of service directly and easily to any location and social community in order to conduct turn-key campaigns in HEALTH, EDUCATION, ... Learn More

ÁLON connects people and resources to raise awareness, converge best practice and collaboration, to support the transition of industries, leaders &amp; lifestyles dependent on water – towards minimizing our water footprints. “We aim to shape consensus among pioneering Water Ambassadors ... Learn More

Projects in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


The ALFA project aims at protecting citizens in Northwest Europe against the effects of flooding due to climate change. All partners face the same problems and challenges due to climate change: creating new floodplains, their effects for inhabitants, and their ... Learn More

Detailed Description This guide has been commissioned to support ICMM members and other interested industry stakeholders to: Understand the relevance, risks and opportunities of a catchment-based approach to water risk management Support companies to define and deliver their own catchment-based ... Learn More

Situated just to the east of Tower Bridge on the south bank of the River Thames, Chambers Wharf was for many years one of the capital’s major cold stores. Having fallen into disuse, the site, owned by international property development ... Learn More

The Colne Valley Park is the first large taste of countryside to the west of London. The Park, which was founded in 1965, stretches from Rickmansworth in the north to Staines and the Thames in the south, Uxbridge and Heathrow ... Learn More

CONNECTING is a project that will establish the EU as a global leader for climate resilience, collaborative processes, and innovation for Nature Based Solutions by drawing on the experiences from three selected front-running cities in this project: Genk (Belgium), Glasgow ... Learn More

In the face of COVID-19, global businesses are challenged to responsibly manage financial and people risks in their return to operation. These often-competing components are now inextricably linked; employees trust that prudent management action will be taken to safeguard health ... Learn More

Unilever has committed to donating sanitizer, soap, bleach and food worth €100 million to those in need. Half of the donations will go to the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform in support of global health organizations. The other half ... Learn More

Charity: water and DuPont have partnered to combat COVID-19 in vulnerable communities by means of hand-washing stations, sanitation and hygiene training, and community health messaging. All donations will go to charity: water’s local partners who are urgently scaling their WASH ... Learn More

In the United Kingdom, we operate in areas of water stress in the South East of England, specifically within the Thames and Anglian River basins. We have three manufacturing facilities in these areas (Edmonton, Sidcup and Milton Keynes). In addition, ... Learn More

Waterhound Futures was asked by a global manufacturer to model an existing wastewater treatment system to identify opportunities to reuse water in a select reverse osmosis process within the larger facility. Leading into the project, Waterhound's 'software flagged discrepancies in ... Learn More

Engagement with the EA and other groups around flood defence management on the Humber one initial area for considerationProject Results Learn More

Earthwatch run FreshWater Watch, an employee engagement programme which raises awareness of fresh water issues through our hands-on Citizen Science Leader training days. In addition to raising awareness these training days enable employees to participate in a citizen science programme ... Learn More

Givaudan has added a production line in its Geneva site dedicated to manufacturing hand sanitizer. The company will donate over 60 tonnes of hand sanitizer, roughly equivalent to 700,000 bottles, to hospitals, Geneva public transportation, the Geneva airport, NGOs, and ... Learn More

The Greater Thames Marshes Nature Improvement Area covers nearly 50,000 hectare of estuarine marshland in Southeast England, stretching from East London to Whitstable in Kent and Southend in Essex. It is one of the most important estuaries in Europe for ... Learn More

Groundwork Wales delivers community environmental projects designed not only to improve places but also people's prospects now and in the future. The Healthy Rivers programme is creating tangible benefits to rivers and communities. Project Results Learn More

Faced with growing problems related to water scarcity and pollution, the UK Environment Agency commissioned the Water Footprint Network to conduct a comprehensive Water Footprint Assessment of surface and groundwater in 35 sub-catchments in the Hertfordshire and North London Area. ... Learn More

A £100m Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition has also been set up by Unilever and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), in partnership with UN agencies and NGOs. The coalition aims to reach millions of people via mass media ... Learn More

Summary of action Illovo, a subsidiary company of ABF, is dependent on outgrowers for cane to maintain its status as Africa’s largest sugar producer. The threat of water scarcity has led Illovo to fund various projects, including R&amp;D and water ... Learn More

Unilever’s strategy is to reduce water use and increase reuse wherever possible, with a focus on new operations and water-scarce areas. All sites across the business must produce plans for reducing water use and manufacturing sites are actively monitored. Unilever ... Learn More

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently performed the hospitality industry’s most comprehensive water risk assessment to date. Using the Water Risk Assessment Framework, IHG conducted a detailed assessment for all of the company’s hotels, as a first step in developing its ... Learn More

London Wildlife Trust has launched The Lost Effra Project; a new initiative led by LWT and funded by Defra and the Carnegie UK Trust. This project aims to produce a water management strategy on how to transform a London district ... Learn More

The Maidenhead to Teddington Catchment Partnership is a focussed group of local stakeholders who are working together through a Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to improve the Lower Thames Catchment and tributaries and bring direct on-the-ground benefit to people and wildlife ... Learn More

The project will develop a market based catchment restoration scheme which will be based on a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) model and aims to identify both delivery and funding mechanisms to lever private investment for catchment restoration. Project Results ... Learn More

The rivers have made way for agriculture and have been straightened and dredged, drained and embanked. Reversing these processes is difficult, but effective, and can be achieved in places without a loss of agricultural productivity.Project Results Learn More

Thames21’s goal in the non- tidal Thames area is to instigate, develop, and manage a programme of community engagement and environmental enhancement activities. It also seeks to provide a resource of local volunteers, at key locations along the Non-Tidal Thames ... Learn More

Europes largest permeable paving coach and car park. London's 2012 Olympic Games posed some unique challenges for organisers. In order to reduce congestion on the roads around the main venue thousands of spectators were brought in by coach. The Northern ... Learn More

PINPOINT is a joint project between Association of Rivers Trusts and The England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative (ECSFDI) to provide training for Rivers Trusts staff, support and advice materials so that they can better advise farmers in England on ... Learn More

Project WET is currently active in more than 75 countries around the world through a network of partner organizations that range from small NGOs to major international corporations and organizations. We only go where we’re invited! We work with our ... Learn More

As part of CCEP’s This is Forward Sustainability Action Plan, we have a target to reduce our total water use by 20% from a 2010 baseline by 2025. We measure this reduction through our water use ratio (the ratio of ... Learn More

The River Slea is an 18 mile long tributary of the River Witham, Lincolnshire. The River Slea is groundwater fed from Lincolnshire limestone aquifer and the flow depends on the on groundwater levels. Historically the River Slea flowed all year ... Learn More

The River Nar is a chalk stream and fenland habitat that faces agricultural pollution. The project installed runoff interceptors and improved land management to reduce sediment runoff and increase infiltration. Learn More

This is a Wiki for river restoration case studies in Europe. This tool is for sharing best practices and lessons learnt for policy makers, practitioners and researchers of river restoration. This is an interactive source of information on river restoration ... Learn More

Our strategy regarding water impacts is company-wide; our HQ is based in The United Kingdom and all of our operations and the majority of our sourcing is undertaken in Europe. Water consumption and scarcity are assessed throughout the value chain ... Learn More

To create a new and exciting area of wetland (LBAP habitat) approximately 6 hectares in size, incorporating restoration of wet grassland, reedbed creation, extension of Hall pond, a ditch network, artificial sand martin bank and a number of scrapes which ... Learn More

This channel will create additional and important habitat for fish and fry while also being profiled in such a way to be attractive to any remnant water vole population that exists or which may be re- introduced in the future.Project ... Learn More

WaterAid is an international NGO focused exclusively on ensuring equitable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) for the world’s poorest communities. It provides thought leadership on the role of the WASH sector in responding to the coronavirus ... Learn More

The Rivers Trust, together with nine partners from Finland, Latvia, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovenia, Greece and Romania, has begun a 3-year project funded under the INTERREG IVC programme. TRAP – Territories of Rivers Action Plans – deals with the challenge of ... Learn More

WaterAid is an international NGO focused exclusively on ensuring equitable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) for the world’s poorest communities. It has developed a phased response to the COVID-19 pandemic that responds to the dynamic nature ... Learn More

The WaterBee Smart Irrigation Demonstration Action is the follow-on phase from the very successful FP7-SME-007-1 WaterBee “Research for SMEs” project (222440) that ended in September 2010, and very convincingly researched, developed &amp; proved the concept of the WaterBee Prototype to ... Learn More

The site is spending $2.6m (£2.0m) on new wastewater handling and treatment equipment to ensure its wastewater meets its discharge consent in all circumstances. This equipment is planned to be operational during the next 12 months. The site has conducted ... Learn More

Burberry has flood emergency plans that are ready to be implemented. Burberry also engages with other stakeholders in the supply chain to improve the resilience of the community to water risk. Burberry has also invested in the site to improve ... Learn More

A watershed assessment was conducted to better understand water sourcing risks, alternatives, and overall watershed conditions. Responses include continued water conservation measures in existing operations, increase in water storage capacity, and deployment of low/no water use processes such as air ... Learn More

As part of CCEP’s This is Forward Sustainability Action Plan, we have a target to replenish 100% of the water used in our beverages, where it is sourced from areas of water stress, by 2020. In Great Britain, our SVAs ... Learn More

Wildlife and Countryside Link is an umbrella body, whose purpose is to bring together voluntary organisations in the UK to protect and enhance wildlife, landscape and the marine environment, and to further the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside. ... Learn More

Coca-Cola Enterprises is working in conjunction with the WWF-UK and Coca-Cola Great Britain as part of a partnership aimed at reducing our impact on the freshwater environment, investing in natural capital, and encouraging the supply chain, businesses and others to ... Learn More

The Water Stewardship service will enable businesses to work effectively with the 108 catchment partnerships to implement on the ground activities that contribute to the sustainability of both the water environment and the businesses involved. The service will provide a ... Learn More

A Water Framework Directive funded project to engage the communities of the Thames in producing a catchment plan to improve the health of the River Thames into the future, with the ultimate aim of enabling the river to reach 'good ... Learn More

We continually strive to manage our water use so as not to compete with other users for the same water resource, and to maintain the environmental reserve. Our approach aims to prevent material impacts on the environment, downstream ecosystems and ... Learn More

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Nature-based solution (NBS) can improve degraded ecosystems, help sequester carbon, and manage the effects of climate change, including extreme weather events. Businesses are beginning to recognize the value of NBS for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. Learn More

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Developed by a group of leading beverage businesses, this is an easy-to-use excel tool for beverage facilities to estimate direct costs associated with their most water- and resource- intensive processes, beyond just the cost of water from the tap. The ... Learn More

Chem-MAP® is a ZDHC-approved program to improve chemical management in leather, textile, and synthetic materials supply chains. The program reduces chemical risk to customers. Learn More

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Developers: EPA Office of Wastewater Management

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The Cotton made in Africa standards comprise the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) and the Cotton made in Africa-Organic (CmiA-Organic) Standard. The standards are intended to improve the living conditions of African smallholders and support sustainable cotton production. The standards ... Learn More

This guide aims to provide professionals with the practical information and resources to either start sourcing sustainable cotton or increase volumes. Learn More

The purpose of these guidelines is to highlight additional measures so that the integrity of the food chain is maintained, and that adequate and safe food supplies are available for consumers. Learn More

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Based on the major combat guidelines set by the São Paulo State Government, Sabesp is fully engaged to endure COVID-19 pandemic within its operation area, which means 374 municipalities located throughout São Paulo state and home to about 28 million ... Learn More

Developers: Sabesp

Best practices- Resources- Webinars on WASH/COVID-19 topics. Learn More

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX is an independent certification for chemicals, colorants, and accessories used in textile and leather manufacturing. The certification verifies that each individual substance in the chemical product meets statutory requirements and does not harm human health. Learn More

The Fairtrade Cotton standard promotes sustainability and social responsiblity across the cotton supply chain. Learn More

NBS offer a promising contribution on how to enhance the availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while preserving ecosystems. In this discussion paper, 21 case studies of water management processes are analysed, using a non-representative ... Learn More

FAO has been emphasizing the need to accelerate a global transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems, advocating an integrated approach. This document focuses on the management of water for agricultural use. Learn More

The GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT) helps organizations evaluate water-related external impacts, business risks and sufficiency of management plans at specific sites. Key Functions: Quantify water-related impacts caused by facility Quantify facility’s exposure to water-related risk Identify helpful management response Learn More

The Global Organic Textile Standard specifies a supply-chain textile processing standard that includes ecological and social criteria. The standard seeks to define worldwide requirements for textiles to be described as organic. These requirements cover the entire supply chain, from harvesting ... Learn More

The Global Water Footprint Assessment Standard can be used to provide comparable quantification and robust analytics, helping corporations, governments, and researchers manage water resources and achieve greater water sustainability. Learn More

The Green Supply Chain: Brand Map is a leadership initiative dedicated to showcasing brands’ commitment to supply chain transparency and environmental management. Learn More

This guide outlines why and how investors engage on agricultural supply chain water risk. Learn More

Developers: WWF

The Committee designed this document to guide the food industry and advise its sponsoring agencies in the implementation of HACCP systems. Learn More

In this link, you will find an overview of our measures and initiatives to support the health and livelihood of employees and communities in which we operate. Our three guiding principles: Health, safety, and trust of our people Safeguard the ... Learn More

Developers: Heineken

Adapting to climate change, coupled with the need to address aging infrastructure, population growth, and degraded ecosystems, requires significant investment in natural and built water systems. These investments present a significant opportunity to support not only water, but to provide ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The India Water Tool brings together 20 datasets and risk indicators to help users understand their water risks in India. Learn More

This ISO Standard helps to evaluate the sustainability of a product across its life cycle. Learn More

Levi Strauss &amp; Co. has issued this standard to encourage preservation of fresh water through water recycling. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

To help our partners in responding to this health crisis in their countries, we have compiled different resources and tools around COVID-19 and WASH, which include documents, videos, social media materials with messages on public health, webinar recordings, etc. Learn More

With special attention to resources for utilities, this page lists relevant guidance around water and COVID-19. Learn More

Developers: American Water Works Association

This page seeks to help water sector professionals keep informed on the attributions of the COVID-19 virus and any measures needed to protect both workers and public health, in general. Learn More

How to ensure the safety of staff and maintaining water quality in buildings with little or no use. Learn More

This report seeks to provide an overview of the way in which the social and economic development of continental Asia is dependent on the resources of ten rivers. Learn More

Developers: China Water Risk

One Planet Approaches consist of a family of tools, methodologies, frameworks, programs, and action plans, which recognize the need to measure and reduce human impact in relation to the absolute boundaries of the Earth system. Learn More

Levi Strauss &amp; Co. chose to publish their innovative Water&lt;Less fabric finishing techniques to encourage water-saving practices across the apparel industry. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

With private enterprises playing a critical role in contributing to the safety of their staff, it is important to change some of their core operations. This guide is meant as a stepping point to begin reopening with safety as a ... Learn More

TextileExchange's report offers personal accounts from fiber and materials experts “inside” the industry, demonstrating various company strategies and fiber priorities being implemented to achieve greater sustainability. Learn More

During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’ health and safety in the workplace. These steps are recommended ... Learn More

This report uses new data and calculations to show that investments in resource efficiency, secure work environments, and sustainable materials can benefit the environment and improve profitability. Learn More

This report shows how putting nature to work can help deliver infrastructure services with greater impact and lower cost, all the while reducing risks from disaster, boosting water security and enhancing climate resilience. Learn More

The Coca-Cola Company is quantifying the water-related “Replenish” benefits derived through its Community Water Partnership (CWP) projects. The work described in this report builds on previous efforts, and provides a current status of quantification results for three categories of CWP ... Learn More

Developers: GETF, The Coca-Cola Company

Questions\ guidelines relating to food businesses answered by the WHO. Learn More

CottonConnect's Responsible Environment Enhanced Livelihoods Cotton (REEL COTTON) standard is a business-driven initiative that sources sustainable cotton to improve environmental, quality, and traceability conditions in supply chain factories and farms worldwide. Committed brands and their supply chains undertake a development-oriented ... Learn More

How to ensure the safety of staff and maintaining water quality in buildings with little or no use. Learn More

SAVEh is the platform through which Ambev shares its water management system free of charge with other companies, which has helped to reduce more than 40% of the company’s water consumption in the last 13 years. This water efficiency tool ... Learn More

Developers: Ambev S/A

The Colorado River Basin states face significant water challenges, including the overallocation of water, long-term drought, and climate change. This report, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation, explores the potential for corporate water stewardship to help solve these challenges. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The City of Austin, Texas is facing an increasingly uncertain water future, from decreasing water supplies and more intense droughts to periodic flooding and water quality impairments. Austin is addressing these challenges head on, from investments in water efficiency and ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Compass Business Tools inventory maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs. Learn More

This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate

The world’s water resources are under increasing pressure from rising water consumption, pollution, and climate variability. The variety of water challenges companies face, from water governance issues to extreme events like drought, manifest in the river basins where the companies ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The Soil &amp; Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a small watershed to river basin-scale model used to simulate the quality and quantity of surface and ground water and predict the environmental impact of land use, land management practices and climate ... Learn More

In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, Diageo, GAP Inc., and Unilever have worked with PwC and ODI to develop a practical, step-by-step guide. The guide will help companies understand the business value of their WASH ... Learn More

Developers: WaterAid

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation is the world’s first voluntary sustainability standard for rice. The standard is complemented by a set of 12 quantitative performance indicators. By identifying “hotspots,” the indicators enable users to monitor ... Learn More

The Forest Stewardship Council created the Principles of Forest Stewardship as a worldwide standard to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Learn More

The AWS Standard is a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context. Learn More

Developers: Alliance for Water Stewardship

This discussion paper examines the need for companies to openly acknowledge and discuss the business dependency on consumption, exploring the topic through three different product examples – cars, beef, and clothing. Learn More

‘The Five Goods’ stem from Fashion for Good’s robust definition of ‘good’ and intend to guide the sector with a genuine and accountable framework with the promise of social, economic, and environmental prosperity. Learn More

Measure the environmental and social impact of your apparel products and operations. Learn More

This case study looks closely at a pair of Levi Strauss &amp; Co. stone wash jeans with the goal of helping companies in the apparel sector take more effective and holistic approaches to the industry’s environmental impact. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

This tool is an interactive map linking nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This report is a culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, the report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply ... Learn More

A deep dive into three areas for business action:1 Responsible Marketing 2 Accelerating Collaborative Action at the Country Level 3 Building Resilience and Good Practice Solutions for Business Learn More

This report explores the possibilities of scaling a circular economy, given the reality of the global economy and the complexity of multi-tier supply chains. Learn More

Developers: World Economic Forum

ToxServices' Full Materials Disclosure Screened Chemistry Program (ToxFMD®) promotes chemical optimization through chemical hazard assessment, hazard reduction, and informed substitution. ZDHC members use the program to document conformance with the ZDHC MRSL. Learn More

Water is the lifeblood of California, providing for the household needs of 40 million people and supporting one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, various commercial and industrial activities, and the health and viability of the state’s ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Evaluate the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility of your company. Assess the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility Support decision-making regarding investments and ... Learn More

ILO Sectoral Policies and Governance and Tripartism Departments present four self-training modules, which adapt existing ILO training tools on OSH to provide governments, workers and employers with the necessary skills to implement the general principles contained in relevant ILO instruments. ... Learn More

This UN World Water Development report evaluates the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment everyday as a valuable resource rather than costly problem. Learn More

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” ... Learn More

Developers: WWF

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting human health during infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

These guidelines intend to help close the knowledge gap on wastewater treatment technologies and motivate relevant facilities in the apparel and footwear industry to implement the professional treatment systems necessary to meet the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. Learn More

World Resources Institute Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; CDP; The Nature Conservancy; World Resources Institute; WWF Learn More

The Sustainable Business Group; The Sustainable Fashion Academy; The Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel Learn More

Swedish Textile Water Initiative Learn More

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