#SIWISofa: Balancing Act: What now for corporate water goals

Convenor(s):
LimnoTech;

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” However, the implementation is anything but simple, requiring the development of new quantification methodologies, corporate system guidelines and parameters, and verification and reporting processes. Tune into this SIWI Sofa session to hear how The Coca-Cola Company paved the way for other Replenish-like targets, and how important it is for such goals to be grounded in the realities of each unique watershed.

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” However, the implementation is anything but simple, requiring the development of new quantification methodologies, corporate system guidelines and parameters, and verification and reporting processes. Tune into this SIWI Sofa session to hear how The Coca-Cola Company paved the way for other Replenish-like targets, and how important it is for such goals to be grounded in the realities of each unique watershed.

Panelists:

  • Lindsay Bass, Manager, Corporate Water Stewardship, World Wildlife Fund
  • Greg Koch, Senior Director of Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Paul Freedman, P.E., BCEE, Co-founder and CEO/President of LimnoTech

 

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