During the July 30th Louisiana Water Synergy Project meeting, guests from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), and the Louisiana State University AgCenter joined project participants to discuss nutrients management and water quality in watersheds across the state of Louisiana.(…)
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.
The WBSCD has launched a Business guide to water valuation in recognition of the difficulty businesses face in accurately measuring the importance of water. This new publication aims to provide business guidance on how to assess the value of water to their operations but also to society as a whole. Better valuing water can in(…)