Canadian Water Summit June 17, 2010 Tony Maas Freshwater Director, WWF-Canada [email_address] www.wwf.ca Water: Shared Risk, Shared Solutions
Shared Risk Opening the discussion space Physical risk – water supply and quality Regulatory risk – uncertainty Reputational risk – social license to operate Financial risk – threats to the bottom line Species risk - disappearing faster than any other Habitat risk - half the world’s wetlands already destroyed Ecosystem risk - two-thirds of major rivers dismembered by dams Impacts of increasing water scarcity and deteriorating water quality on the communities we serve
UK is 38% self-sufficient in water - 62% dependent water resources outside of their borders
Water Footprint in the Value Chain WWF & SAB Miller
“ Water footprinting enables SABMiller to understand which parts of our supply chain might face water scarcity, or poor water quality, in the future, and means that we can plan now to deal with these future challenges.”
Head, Sustainable Development
Water footprint in the Value Chain Energy Fertiliser/ pesticide Crop Growth (rainfed/ irrigated) Crop Cultivation Transport Energy Crop Imports Direct Water Use Crop Processing Energy Transport Packaging Raw Materials Waste Direct Water Use Brewing Transport Distribution Disposal Recycling Consumer
Through it’s Plan A initiative, M&S has shown its commitment to encouraging good water stewardship in its supply chain by working with suppliers to address direct water usage and engaging in community dialogue to ensure sustainable management of freshwater resources.