On March 20th the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a new report titled “Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector.” Featuring more than 25 business success stories, the report shows how companies solve energy and water challenges in their operations and supply chains. The US BCSD’s Louisiana Water Synergy Project(…)
a local issue
These projects reflect the understanding that water management is a local issue, defined by the characteristics of a watershed and its use – including business, agriculture, livestock, municipal, residential, shipping/transport, and recreational users. Our collaborative work process that is the foundation for these projects is aimed at bringing watershed users together to develop sustainable water management practices that foster mutually beneficial solutions rather than competitive tensions.
The US BCSD has a lengthy track record in implementing facilitated collaboration projects, primarily focused on waste reduction and reuse opportunities. This work has demonstrated that industry-led collaborations can grow in value, lasting years, or even decades, and are capable of accomplishing long-term results. Shifting the focus to water management is expected to yield comparable successes.
Water Synergy Project
WBCSD Water Work Program
The US BCSD participates in the World Business Council (WBCSD) project to define best practice watershed engagement strategies and approaches. The WBCSD has recently launched this project to identify and document global leading practices for water impact mitigation and watershed engagement strategies. This project is aimed at increased understanding and accelerating company participation in watershed approaches to sustainable water management; approaches that meet the needs of business, add value, and are practical to implement.