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Corporate Water Stewardship and Collective Action: The Water Action Hub


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Corporate Water Stewardship and Collective Action: The Water Action Hub

  1. 1. Corporate Water Stewardship and Collective Action: The Water Action Hub Presented by Josefina Maestu, Special Advisor UN CEO Water Mandate
  2. 2. CEO Water Mandate Overview• Public-private initiative – launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2007• Implemented by the UN Global Compact, in partnership with the Pacific Institute• Multi-stakeholder: companies, civil society, UN, Governments• Strategic framework for Corporate Water Sustainability• Call-to-Action by CEOs to business leaders everywhere
  3. 3. Direct Operations: water-use assessments; targets for conservation and waste-water, etc. Supply Chain and Watershed Management:supplier sustainability strategies; assess and respond to watershed risk, etc. Collective Action: civil society, governments, UN, other water initiatives, etc. Public Policy: inputs to public-policy making; advocacy on water sustainability, etc. Community Engagement: support local groups; water education; infrastructure, etc. Transparency: report on implementation and progress
  4. 4. Sectors RepresentedApparel Agri-Business BeverageChemicals Construction Consumer ProductsCosmetics Energy EngineeringFinance Food FootwearForest Products Pharma PublishingMining-Metals Water Services Water Utilities
  5. 5. Priority Work Areas•Public Policy Engagement  Collective Action•Water and Human Rights•Corporate Water Disclosure
  6. 6. The Water Action Hub
  7. 7. What is the Water Action Hub? An online information platform that enables organizations to: •Identify and engage with partners to address water risk collective actions in regions of mutual strategic interest •Meet their broader water related objectives •Access organized information to understand the options for collective action Work on the Water Action Hub is made possible by support from IBLF, Deloitte , GIZ, The Coca-Cola Company, SABMiller, Reed Elsevier, Veolia Water North * America, UNEP, and the members of the Advisory Committee As used here, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. * Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. -8-
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  9. 9. Introducing the Water Action HubAction Areas - 10 -
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  11. 11. Introducing the Water Action HubOrganization Profile ExampleCitizens for Dixie’s Future Profile - 12 -
  12. 12. Introducing the Water Action HubProject Profile ExampleWoolworths South Africa Farming for the Future Programme - 13 -
  13. 13. Introducing the Water Action HubSearch by River Basin - 14 -
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  16. 16. Introducing the Water Action Hub- 17 -
  17. 17. Introducing the Water Action Hub- 18 -
  18. 18. Introducing the Water Action HubIntegration with Other Tools - Risk Assessment ToolsWWF - DEG Water Risk Filter and WRI Aqueduct Tool - 19 -
  19. 19. Guide to Water-Related Collective Action October 17th, 2012 Presenter: Jason Morrison, Pacific Institute
  20. 20. Guide to Water-Related Collective Action | 21
  21. 21. Guide to Water-Related Collective Action | 22 Scope and Purpose• Companies New to External Engagement• Internal Scoping of Needs/Options • water challenges action areas • interested parties • engagement options• Solid Footing for External Discussions
  22. 22. Guide to Water-Related Collective Action | 23Collective Action Preparation and Implementation ELEMENT 1: ELEMENT 2: Articulating Water-Related Characterizing the Interested Challenges and Action Areas Party Landscape (Section 4.1) (Section 4.2) ELEMENT 3: Selecting a Collective Action Level of Engagement (Section 4.3) ELEMENT 4: Preparing for Collective Action (Section 4.4) ELEMENT 5: Implementation, Refinement and Evolution (Section 5)
  23. 23. Guide to Water-Related Collective Action | 24 Characterizing Water-Related Challenges, Causes, and Risks Drivers of Water Water-Related CompanyWater Resource Management Challenges Interests State System Infrastructure Water Over- Economic Management Allocation Physical Risk Development and Funding Changes to Insufficient Water Direct quality, response to Supply/Sanitation operational quantity, or water Unreliable/ impacts or Water Demographic availability; management Unavailable concerned Governance and Regulatory Risk Shifts alterations to pressures community Regulation goals or and actors or Water Quality objectives requirements customers Deterioration Water Planning, Climate Reputational Management, Variability Flood Damage Risk and Pricing Ecosystem Social Norms Stewardship Degradation and Opportunity Expectations
  24. 24. Guide to Water-Related Collective Action | 25 Potential Collective Action Areas from the Water Action Hubn• Efficient Water Use • Climate Change Adaptation and• Effluent Management, Resilience Wastewater Reclamation, Reuse • Ecosystem, Source Water• Community-Level Access to Safe Protection, Restoration Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene • Monitoring and Knowledge• Storm Water Management and Sharing Flood Control • Engaging in Participatory• Infrastructure Finance, Platforms Development, Operation, or • Public Awareness and Education Maintenance • Improved Water Governance,• Sustainable Agriculture Policy Development, and Implementation
  25. 25. Guide to Water-Related Collective Action | 26 Connecting Actions to Underlying Causes Water Water Water Flood Ecosystem Over-Allocation Supply Quality Damage Degradation Unreliable Deterioration Efficient Water Use Efficient Water Use Effluent Management/ Effluent Management/ Wastewater WastewaterInadequate Reclamation/Reuse Reclamation/ReuseInfrastructure Community Level Access to Safe Water, Storm Water ManagementSystem Community Level Access to Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Storm Water Management and Flood Control Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Flood Control Infrastructure Finance, Development, Operation, or Maintenance Infrastructure Finance, Development, Operation, or Maintenance Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable AgricultureIneffective Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Climate Change Adaptation and ResilienceWaterManagement Ecosystem/Source Water Protection/Restoration Ecosystem/Source Water Protection/Restoration Monitoring and Knowledge Sharing Monitoring and Knowledge Sharing Engaging in Participatory Platforms Engaging in Participatory PlatformsPoorCatchment Public Awareness and Education Public Awareness and EducationGovernance Improved Water Governance and Policy Development Improved Water Governance and Policy Development
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