edie launches new business guide on water efficiency
edie has today (9 November) launched a new business guide explaining the benefits of focusing on water efficiency to reduce costs and improve resiliency as part of wider sustainability strategies.
This new guide outlines why improving water efficiency is crucial as businesses look to improve resiliency against an array of water-based risks, including increased pollution and scarcity.
With water resources under increasing pressure from climate change, population growth and nature loss, it’s clear that water efficiency has an essential role to play in ensuring we have enough water for people, the economy and the environment – now, and in the future.
So, what exactly does this mean in the context of corporate sustainability, and – crucially – how can businesses reduce water use and increase efficiencies in ways which cut costs and carbon?
edie’s Business Guide to Water Efficiency, produced in association with Waterscan, provides a much-needed breakdown of how organisations can embed water efficiency into their sustainability strategy and minimise water use across the business and value chain.
The report will provide this insight through the lens of four key enablers of water efficiency for business: supply and re-use, measurement and reduction, staff engagement and water advocacy. Each of these sections will break down current progress and provide specific tips for businesses to take action. The guide will include some best-practice case studies and will conclude with a selection of water innovations as picked by edie’s Innovation Partner, Springwise.
The report features a foreword The Retail Wholesale Group – Water Efficiency Subgroup’s chair Barry Millar and a viewpoint from Waterscan’s managing director Neil Pendle.
The report arrives at a crucial time for water stewardship. The UK Government is expected to shortly launch a coalition of nations and non-state actors, including cities, regions and states, called the ‘Reducing Water Footprint Coalition’. They will make commitments on accelerating research in how water consumption can be reduced, and other actions taken across the water system to champion replenishment and resilience.
A ‘Resilient Water Accelerator’ will also be announced, with an aim to improve water security in 30 of the world’s most affected locations by 2030.