With only 3% of the worlds freshwater reserves available for use, the need to strike a balance to ensure the access and availability of clean drinking water while also powering manufacturing and business operations. Presently, there is debate on the use of water offset credits, similar in principle to carbon offsets, as part of business sustainability agendas. Whether or not this comes into effect, it is indicative of the importance of water reserves and the need to find long term solutions.
Water forms a core part of manufacturing processes and it is now important to strive for positive water balance. We are looking for examples of water stewardship, such as measures to increase efficiency and effluent treatment strategies along with water harvesting and replenishment strategies.