Water - H2O

Industries need clean freshwater to operate, while pollution is damaging and destroying freshwater ecosystems in many areas, compromising water quality and security for both individual consumers, and industries. 

Industry's impact on the freshwater, and the environment through its routine freshwater withdrawal and wastewater discharge, increases need for better water quality management plans, innovative technologies, and voluntary initiatives to improve water quality, water-efficiency, productivity, industrial profitability, and environmental protection.

Water and Energy

To be sustainable, economic development needs an adequate and steady supply of energy. Today's changing contexts require the consideration of a range of strategies to incorporate hydropower generation and other renewable forms of energy production to improve energy security while minimizing climate-changing emissions. The need for the cooperative management of the energy and water sectors will ensure sustainable and sufficient supply of both energy and water.

Industrial Water Management and Stewardship 

The capacity to adapt and to make wise decisions depends upon preparedness, which depends in turn on a sound knowledge base; the complexity of water quality issues requires a more effective policy framework that builds, maintains, extends and shares our knowledge and uses of industrial water uses, resources, and respects the values we place on them.

Managing Risks - Securing the Gains of Development

The climate is changing, thus increasing the occurrence and intensity of water-related natural disasters and creating greater burdens on human and environmental development. Employing an integrated approach, a Risk Management Plan for Business, combined with innovative new-tech management solutions, can reduce vulnerabilities and help develop risk reduction strategies.

Increasing water prices is only one of a number of risks and challenges that water problems pose to business, and many may pose far more significant threats. These threats include decreasing water availability and reliability of supply, declining water quality, supply chain interruptions, and failure to meet basic water needs. For more information, please click the link below to get an overview of some of these issues.   

Mitigating Risk Facing the Private Sector

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Sharing Freshwater

Increasing competition for freshwater resources can have potentially divisive effects. Mechanisms for cooperation and shared governance among users must be further developed in order to ensure that the resource become a catalyst for cooperation and a medium for deterring political tensions, while encouraging equitable and sustainable development.

World Water Reference

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Valuing and Charging for Water

Water has a range of values that must be recognized in selecting governance strategies. Valuation techniques inform decision-making for water allocation, which promote not only sustainable social, environmental and economic development but also transparency and accountability in governance. 

Sustainable Use of Water

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Enhancing Knowledge and Capacity

The balance of collection, dissemination and exchange of industrial water quality and efficiency data and technologies, information and know-how are needed to manage freshwater resources effectively. We need to improve the state of knowledge concerning industrial water issues and technologies, and build an an effective global network of professionals, experts, research, training and data collection, and implementation more adaptive, informed, and participatory water-efficiency approaches at all levels.

Sharing Freshwater Management Responsibilities 

Successes and failures, are invaluable sources of information and, if properly shared, will help us to solve some of the world's most pressing freshwater-related problems. Improving water-efficiency technologies, industrial water management plans, and stewardship means meeting basic needs, reducing vulnerabilities, improving and securing access to freshwater and empowering the companies to manage the freshwater upon which they depend.

Risk Mitigation

Chemical and biological contamination probably poses the most serious threat to the water supply. It would be impractical to contaminate source water - there is just too great a volume to achieve the necessary concentrations. However, contaminating finished water – either at small reservoirs, in water towers, or in sections of the distribution system - is feasible and could be highly destructive

Because of many threats, our portfolio of solutions can help operators effectively monitor, easily track changes in water quality online and alert in case of emergency. Our new technology solutions can replace many traditional water safety sampling and routines, and make real-time communication, instant analyses and reports available 24/7. 

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