Aerospace and Defense
Chemical, Process, and Industrial Products
Consumer Products and Food and Beverage
Consumer Products and Household
Media and Entertainment
Oil and Gas
Pharmaceutical and Life sciences
Power and Utilities
Professional Services and Consulting
Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the resource and its locations.
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Includes topics from the resource and its locations.
Water Recycling and Reuse
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.” However, the implementation is anything but simple, requiring the development of new quantification methodologies, corporate system guidelines and parameters, and verification and reporting processes. This paper explores the history, challenges and opportunities of water balance targets, and how important it is for such goals to be grounded in the realities of each unique watershed.