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Measure and interpret your
make water reduction pay
- Measure your water use:
Find out how to measure consumption, in both products and usage
- Interpret your H2O data effectively:
Put data in context, measure performance and take real, practical action
- Mitigate water risk:
Identify where, when and how you will be affected by water scarcity
- Engage with policy trends:
Find out how water policy is changing, avoid being caught out by new rules
- Attract investment:
How do investors view water risk? Find out how to keep the money men happy
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The facts, data & best practice on water sustainability that you need
Water is the big sustainability issue today. Itâ€™s the oil of the 21st century. And itâ€™s rapidly becoming a valuable commodity.
Water sustainability is rising ever higher on the sustainable business agenda, that much is clear. Scarcity is no longer exclusively felt by developing nations but an issue everyone, especially big business, is having to tackle right now.
The amount of water on the planet is finite. The problem is, itâ€™s in the wrong place at the wrong time for most people and the population is growing at such a rate that water supply per capita is decreasing dramatically. Population growth is not the only issue either; more people are plumbing into the water system. With rapidly developing economies, domestic and industrial water requirements are soaring quicker than ever before.
A third of the worldâ€™s population currently lives in water-stressed regions, by 2025, this is expected to rise to two-thirds. The big problem facing businesses is that they will always be last in the pecking order when it comes to natural resources. Domestic communities need their share, local business need theirs, and the environment will always take a big cut, as both PepsiCo and Coca Cola found out in India. Rio Tinto learned this lesson in Australia, when they faced a 50 per cent cut in their 2002-03 water allocation.
Another factor to consider is investment: The $415bn Norwegian Government Pension Fund, which holds around 1% of European equities, is evaluating water risk at the 1,100 companies in which it invests. Even if you are not operating in a water stressed region now, itâ€™s obvious your company needs to satisfy investors that you are managing water responsibly to ensure you can secure funding for growth. If only water shortage was as easy to solve as it is to understand, unfortunately its not and that is why you need to come to The Water and Business Conference 2010
This event will equip you with the tools to mitigate your water risks
This event, the Water and Business Conference 2010 on December 8th and 9th in London, will equip you with the tools to mitigate your water risks. You will hear from the worldâ€™s top business experts and gain from their practical experience. They will tell you directly how to manage your water more sustainably and how you can learn from their mistakes. To ensure you get the answers and content that you need this conference will be focused around an interactive platform: you will be able to ask the questions and have the conversations you want. This conference will have the best speakers and the highest standard of delegates; you will hear from sustainability water veterans such as PepsiCo and Unilever together with insightful case studies from companies such as Reckitt Benckiser and Diageo.
Check out our great speaker line-up here!
This event will be a fantastic opportunity to network with high level CSR and sustainability professionals from a plethora of industries; we will facilitate introductions and make sure you have access to the people and information you require. Adding extra value to your experience; you will reap the benefits of NGOs such as the WWF who are attending to stimulate collaboration and give the broader perspective of the global water crisis. If water scarcity hasnâ€™t affected you yet, itâ€™s only a matter of time. You need to attend this conference to find out what your risks, and opportunities, really are. Take a good look at the agenda to see all the speakers and understand what you will take away from this event.
Register now for Water and Business Conference 2010 and benefit from a discounted early bird offer so get the dates in your diary and book that place.