Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Webinar on Sustainable Strategies for Corporate Water Management

Earthscan is offering a free webinar on how to assess water usage and develop more successful sustainable business strategies for consumption. The Webinar will be broadcast on Thursday 24th March 2011 17:00 (UK time – GMT +1), 12:00 (EDT), 9:00 (PDT). A 30 minute presentation followed by Q & A session.

The webinar will address the issues of global water management including:

  • Learn how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses
  • Guidance on how industries can both assess their usage, and implement more sustainable strategies for utilizing this critical resource.
  • How to develop a corporate water strategy and manage it as a key business issue in order to capture the real value of water
  • How to assess water usage and develop more successful sustainable business strategies for consumption.

The webinar will be presented by Arjen Hoekstra and William Sarni the authors of The Water Footprint Assessment Manual, and Corporate Water Strategies.

Arjen Hoekstra is a is Professor in Multidisciplinary Water Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and Scientific Director of the global Water Footprint Network. He specialises in integrated water resources planning and management, river basin management, policy analysis, and systems analysis.

Hoekstra will introduce the ‘Water Footprint’ concept and provide insight into how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses.

William Sarni is the Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy Sustainability and Climate Change, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Will has been providing sustainability, environmental and hydrogeological consulting services to private- and public-sector enterprises for more than three decades, with a focus on developing and implementing corporate-wide sustainability strategies, as well as broad based climate and water programs. He is also the author of Corporate Water Strategies (Earthscan: 2011).

Sarni will explain how vital it is that businesses understand the concepts important in water footprinting, such as embedded and virtual water. He will also draw on case studies that show how water strategies can be developed, to make businesses more resilient, successful and environmentally sustainable.

The webinar is ideal for business leaders, sustainability consultants, accountants and advisers, water resource planners, and policy-makers. Students of business studies and water resource management. Anyone interested in understanding how we can better manage this critical resource.

Register now for this free webinar

If you can not make the event, simply register for the event as normal and you will be sent a link to the archive version on 25th March.

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