Taking care of something that we do not own
Responsible water use is important but also a complicated issue. Systems can be affected by water consumption, usage, addition, and discharge, and other impacts stemming from operation. As such, taking action toward ensuring operational water use continues to become available without undermining the system and risks the availability of water for people and the ecosystem that depend on it is essential for business sustainability.
In many businesses, water is one of the most essential resources, with operations often using a considerable amount of water and a running risk of interruption from water issues. Businesses can start addressing this key area by taking measures to review the operation’s water sources. This would empower the business managers with an understanding of the water contexts in the region where the businesses are located, and focusing on water availability.
Next, businesses should consider how much water is used and how used water is processed and discharged. Together, the present and future risk of water issues would be understood and measures can take steps to address how it consumes and recycles water.
According to AWS, stewardship is about taking care of something that we do not own. Good water stewards recognise the need for collective responses to the complex challenges facing the water resources we all rely on. In this Matters Lecture, the speaker will introduce a systematic approach to put water stewardship in action through the plan, do, check and act process.
Webinar on 24 June 2022 at 15:00 (GMT+8) in Cantonese
In this lecture, the speakers will share with us.
- Alliance for Water Stewardship background and overview
- The relationship between AWS and ESG
- Water scenario introduction
- Case studies in the priority sectors – food and beverage manufacturing, ICT and electronics
- Proposed action plan (eg. gap analysis, water performance readiness etc )