We recently asked three participants in the US BCSD’s Louisiana Water Synergy Project to provide comments about the project – here’s what they had to say: “I think the Water Synergy Project was and is a great idea. All that I can say is that the sky is the limit as to where it can(…)
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
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(…)