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Aqueduct CDP Corporate Water Disclosure Webinar (8 May 2013)

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This webinar – co-hosted by WRI and CDP – takes a close look at how companies can use Aqueduct and respond to the 2013 CDP Water Questionnaire. The webinar explains step by step the Aqueduct tool functionalities and data input requirements, as well as an overview of how to interpret the results and respond to the CDP Water Disclosure 2013 Information Request. For more information visit http://www.wri.org/event/2013/05/webinar-aqueduct-corporate-water-disclosure

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Aqueduct CDP Corporate Water Disclosure Webinar (8 May 2013)

  1. 1. Aqueduct for Corporate Water DisclosureMay 8 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm ESTPaul Reig, WRI AqueductCate Lamb, CDP Water
  2. 2. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONSIf the viewing panel is minimized, pressthe orange arrow to expand itTo submit a question,write your question in thisbox and press ‘send’
  3. 3. AGENDA The Aqueduct Project – Paul Reig Aqueduct for Corporate Water Management – Paul Reig Corporate Water Disclosure – Cate Lamb CDP Water 2013 Questionnaire – Cate Lamb & Paul Reig Q&A
  4. 4. AQUEDUCT PROJECTCORPORATE WATER MANAGEMENTPaul Reig, WRI Aqueduct
  5. 5. WATER SUPPLYCRISES RISK TOPSIMPACT ANDLIKELIHOOD
  6. 6. Photo: flickr/r~p~mSource: National GeographicPhoto: flickr/zenWATER RISKS TO:GOVERNMENTSCOMPANIESINVESTORS
  7. 7. DETAILED, COMPARABLE, GLOBALWATER RISK INFORMATIONPhoto: NASA
  8. 8. MAPPING: GLOBAL WATER RISKS
  9. 9. UNDERSTANDING RISK: AQUEDUCT FRAMEWORK Baseline water stress Inter-annual variability Seasonal variability Flood occurrence Drought severity Upstream storage Groundwater stressPhysical Risk:QUANTITYOverall Water Risk Media coverage Access to water Threatened amphibiansRegulatory &Reputational Risk Return flow ratio Upstream protected landPhysical Risk:QUALITY
  10. 10. OPEN WEB PLATFORM
  11. 11. AQUEDUCT: MEASURING EXPOSURE TO WATER RISK1• Select Weights2• Import locations3• Export results
  12. 12. GO TO:
  13. 13. (1) SELECT WEIGHTS
  14. 14. (2) IMPORT LOCATIONS
  15. 15. (2) IMPORT LOCATIONS
  16. 16. (2) IMPORT LOCATIONS
  17. 17. (2) IMPORT LOCATIONS
  18. 18. (2) IMPORT LOCATIONS
  19. 19. (3) EXPORT RESULTS
  20. 20. (3) EXPORT RESULTS
  21. 21. AQUEDUCT: CORPORATE WATER MANAGEMENTSources: WBCSD (2012) Water For Business Version 3
  22. 22. CORPORATE WATER DISCLOSURECate Lamb, CDP Water
  23. 23. Global water crises23
  24. 24. {{{{To catalyse action on corporatewater stewardship to safeguardprecious water resourcesVision, CDP Water Program
  25. 25. Investor interest in water is risingCDP’s Water Signatories CDP’s Water Signatories Assets25Water 2013530investor signatoriesUS$57 trillion in assets
  26. 26. What do your investors and customers want to know?{ Would interuption in the supply of good quality waterresult in substantive interuption to your business?{ Are any of your critical suppliers or business inputsexposed to water risks?{ How confident are you that you will have access to thequantity and quality of water required to operate now andin the future?How resilient is your business in the faceof water challenges?
  27. 27. Questionnaire sent to 1,039 companies in 2013Companies outside these sectorsand regions are welcome torespond voluntarily; to registeremail respond@cdproject.netTargeted industry sectorsinclude:• apparel• chemicals• food & beverage• metals & mining• oil & gas• pharmaceuticals• power generation• semiconductorsGlobal 500ASX 100JSE 100S&P 500
  28. 28. CDP WATER 2013 QUESTIONNAIRECate Lamb, CDP WaterPaul Reig, WRI Aqueduct
  29. 29. 2013 Water QuestionnaireWatermanagement& governanceRisks &opportunitiesWateraccounting
  30. 30. 2.1 Are any of your operations located in water-stressed regions?2.2 Are there other indicators (besides water stress) which you wish to report which help you to identify whichof your operations are located in regions subject to water-related risk?2.5 Do any of your key inputs or raw materials (excluding water) come from regions subject to water-relatedrisk?Our questionnaire: Risk indicators30Country or regionRiver basinRisk IndicatorProportion ofoperations located inthis region (%)Further commentsCountry drop down listOther: text boxRiver Basin drop downlistNot knownOther: text boxFloodingPoor water qualityTightening of regulationsPoor enforcement of regulationsInadequate water infrastructureInadequate access to water andsanitationOther: text box01-1011-2021-3031-4041-5051-6061-7071-8081-9091-100[plain text entry: 2400 characters]Add Row
  31. 31. QUESTION 2.1: WATER-STRESSED REGIONS
  32. 32. QUESTIONS (2.2) (2.5): WATER-RELATED RISKPhysical Risks – QuantityPhysical Risks – QualityRegulatory & Reputational Risks
  33. 33. 3.1 Is your company exposed to water-related risks (current or future) that have the potential to generate asubstantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure?Our questionnaire: Risk assessment33Substantive changeWhat constitutes a substantive change will vary between companies.(a) the proportion of business units affected;(b) the size of the impact on those business units, and(c) the potential for shareholder or customer concern.
  34. 34. 3.1a Please describe (i) the current and/or future risks to your operations, (ii) the ways in which these risksaffect or could affect your operations before taking action, (iii) the estimated timescale of these risks, and(iv) your current or proposed strategies for managing them.Our questionnaire: Risk assessment34Country orregionRiver basinRisk typePotentialbusinessimpactEstimatedtimescale(years)Risk managementstrategiesCompany-wideCountry drop downlistOther: text boxRiver Basin dropdown listNot knownOther: text box1. Physical options2. Regulatory options3. Other options[plain text entry:2400 characters]Current1-56-1011-20>20Unknown[plain text entry: 2400characters]Add Row
  35. 35. QUESTIONS (3.1) AND (3.1A): CURRENT RISKPhysical Risks – QuantityPhysical Risks – QualityRegulatory & Reputational Risks
  36. 36. QUESTIONS (3.1) AND (3.1A): FUTURE RISKSPROJECTED CHANGEIN WATER STRESS
  37. 37. Consultation
  38. 38. Timeline{ CDP 2013 Water Questionnaire{ 27 June: Deadline for corporations to submit their water response{ October: Publicly disclosed data will be published on our website
  39. 39. { The questionnaire is changing{ Greater structure and logic{ Facilitate better disclosure{ Ease communication of the actions taken to increaseresiliency to future water challenges{ Enable you to demonstrate a deeper understanding of waterrisks and opportunities{ Scoring will be introduced{ 2014 private pilot with Global 500 companies only{ 2015 all responses will be scoredChanges are underway for 201439
  40. 40. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONSIf the viewing panel is minimized, pressthe orange arrow to expand itTo submit a question,write your question in thisbox and press ‘send’
  41. 41. Thank you for joining!Contact us:Paul Reig, preig@wri.orgCate Lamb, cate.lamb@cdp.netwri.org/aqueduct cdproject.net

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