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Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
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Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2018  »  Ongoing
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 49%

Project Overview

In addition to its role as the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, Ecolab has developed tools to help businesses drive water stewardship performance in their own operations. Ecolab’s Smart Water Navigator and Water Risk Monetizer enable companies to map out a plan to become “water smart."

The Smart Water Navigator allows companies to sort individual facilities by water stress level and water management performance, helping companies prioritize sites fo...

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In addition to its role as the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, Ecolab has developed tools to help businesses drive water stewardship performance in their own operations. Ecolab’s Smart Water Navigator and Water Risk Monetizer enable companies to map out a plan to become “water smart."

The Smart Water Navigator allows companies to sort individual facilities by water stress level and water management performance, helping companies prioritize sites for investment in water saving solutions. Using a benchmarking function, companies can compare their facilities to industry peers on a Water Maturity Curve and access industry and location specific guidance on leading water practices.

The Water Risk Monetizer incorporates financial modeling that helps businesses understand the impact of water quantity and quality on their operations and factor water risks into their decision making.

Project Results

  • Ecolab helped its customers worldwide to conserve more than 188 billion gallons of water in 2018 through its tools and services, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of 650 million people.
  • Ecolab has been a leader in the corporate water stewardship space for over a decade, including being a founding member of the Alliance for Water Stewardship. Through this collaboration and others, Ecolab is elevating the business voice on the importance of water.

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