Collaboration: preserving water through partnering that works

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The risks for business around having too much or too little water, or water that's too dirty or too expensive are only increasing. Issues resulting from water scarcity and water stress need to be on the risk agenda and actively managed.

There is greater recognition of the risk - in the WEF Global Risk 2015 report Water Crises was ranked  the top risk by business leaders, in terms of its impact.

Access to water is fundamental to business; it’s used as an ingredient, to cool, heat and clean as well as all along the supply chain. Businesses are exposed to water risk in ways they may not have anticipated and it can have a huge impact on their operations. Left unquantified and unmanaged, it leaves a risk exposure that can hurt the bottom line and reputations 

Collaboration: Preserving water through partnering that works is designed to :

  1. Highlight the extent of the water problem and its impact and risks to business.
  2. Share differing stakeholder perspectives to help you better understand where your potential partners are coming from.
  3. Explain the drivers of success that make collaboration work for the long term.
  4. Propose an approach for weighing up trade-offs and evaluating the best alternatives for all stakeholders.

We recognise four clear steps to support the collaboration process and share a case study to support each - click on the link below:

  1. Start off on the right foot
  2. Get the system going
  3. Strengthen the glue
  4. Maintain momentum