Great Lakes Corporate Water Stewardship


Published on

The Alliance for Water Stewardship Beta International Water Stewardship Standard provides a roadmap for companies and utilities to follow towards sustainable water use. Participants will learn about the Alliance, how the Standard can help transform water management, and how to help improve the Standard before it is finalized in 2014. This presentation was given by Ed Pinero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia Water North America.

Published in: Entertainment & Humor
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Great Lakes Corporate Water Stewardship

  1. 1. AWS and the Beta International Water Stewardship Standard September 2013 © Juan Pratginestos / WWFCanon
  2. 2. © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon Water Stewardship The use of water that is socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial, achieved through a stakeholder-inclusive process that involves siteand catchment-based actions.
  3. 3. © Robert Delfs / WWF-Canon Why build a Standard? To address the need for… •  International consistency around a definition of what constitutes “responsible” water stewardship •  Recognition of leaders •  Option for companies to validate claims and protect their brands
  4. 4. Why would a site want to use the AWS Standard? •  Save money •  Limit liability •  Mitigate supply chain water risk •  Increase client loyalty & grow “eco-focused” customers •  Differentiate brand •  Address remaining water risks when all site-level options have been exhausted © WWF-Canon / Simon Rawles
  5. 5. The Landscape of Water Stewardship: Information, Tools & Programs COMMIT   COMMUNICATE  &   DISCLOSE   GATHER  &  PROCESS   EVALUATE   PLAN   IMPLEMENT  
  6. 6. Standard  Development  Process     Regions     (1-­‐3  individuals  from  each)   Interna<onal  Standard  Development   CommiKee   Africa   Asia  Pacific  (Oceania)   Central  Asia  (Russia,  Middle  East)   Europe     LaEn  America  &  the  Caribbean   North  America  (US  &  Canada)   Northern  Asia  (China  +)     Southern  Asia  (India  +)   Stakeholder  Groups  (5  individuals  in  each)   Business  &  Water  Service   Providers  (includes   business  interests,  farmers,   trade  associaEons  and   other  Standard  users)   Civil  Society  Organiza<ons   (includes  community-­‐based   organizaEons,  indigenous  groups,   and  social/environmental  non-­‐ governmental  organizaEons)   Public  Sector  Agencies     (includes  river  basin  commissions,   mulElateral  agencies,  UN   organizaEons  and  local  authoriEes)    
  7. 7. © Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF First Draft Standard •  Launched at World Water Forum •  Over 400 comments received from stakeholders in 26 countries •  Stakeholder consultation events across the globe •  Desktop field trials conducted
  8. 8. STEP 1: COMMIT •  Leadership commitment •  Water stewardship policy
  9. 9. STEP 2: GATHER & UNDERSTAND •  Physical scope •  Socio-economic scope •  Regulatory requirements •  Site & catchment water balance •  Site & catchment water quality •  Site & catchment IWRA •  Begin on indirect water use •  Identify catchment plan •  Analyze water impacts & risks
  10. 10. STEP 3: PLAN •  Ensure legal compliance system •  Water stewardship plan •  Notify catchment authority of your plans
  11. 11. STEP 4: IMPLEMENT •  Comply with legal requirements •  Maintain/improve site water balance •  Maintain/improve site water quality •  Maintain/improve site IWRAs •  Participate in catchment governance •  Drive improved indirect water use in the catchment
  12. 12. STEP 5: EVALUATE •  Evaluate performance against plan •  Evaluate emergency incidents •  Consult stakeholders on performance •  Update water stewardship plan
  13. 13. STEP 6: COMMUNICATE & DISCLOSE •  Disclose internal water governance •  Disclose annual water plans •  Disclose annual water-related impacts, risks and opportunities •  Disclose compliance •  Increase water awareness within your site
  14. 14. Field Testing the Beta AWS Standard Phase  I  Desk  Studies   and  early  tesEng   CommiQed  Sites   Sites  under  discussion   Water  AcEon  Hubs  
  15. 15. © Frans Schepers / WWF-Netherlands How can you get involved? •  Review and comment on the AWS Beta International Water Stewardship Standard •  Pilot the Beta standard at a facility •  Help develop future AWS organizational governance •  Help develop region and sectorspecific implementation guidance •  Support AWS through in-kind or financial donations
  16. 16. Thank  you!   Lisa  Wojnarowski  Downes   AWS-­‐North  America  Coordinator   The  Nature  Conservancy   414/248-­‐8095     Edwin  Pinero;  ISDC  Member   Chief  Sustainability  Officer   Veolia  Environnement  North  America    267/207-­‐9622   June 2013 © Juan Pratginestos / WWFCanon