A free and easy to use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.
Who is it for?
Companies and organizations operating in multiple countries who need to better understand the water issues in their operations and that of their extended supply chain.
How was it developed?
Launched in 2007, the Global Water Tool was developed under the leadership of WBCSD member and global engineering company CH2M HILL. An advisory board of 21 other global companies in a wide range of industries provided oversight and pilot testing. Expertise was provided by The Nature Conservancy and the Global Reporting Initiative.
What does it do?
Compares your company’s water use with validated water, sanitation, population and biodiversity information
Establishes relative water risks in a company’s portfolio in order to prioritize action
Creates key water reporting indicators in addition to inventories, risk and performance metrics
Enables effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
Generates maps, charts and tables summarizing results
Tech support available
Background materials and user guide
The tool is connected with Google Earth providing spatial viewing of your site locations in relation to detailed geographic information. Zoom in and get real impressions!
The Global Water Tool consists of:
The input sheet: Contains the company's site location (lat/long) and water use information. After entering the company's water use figures, the sheet automatically provides outputs, including GRI water indicators, Bloomberg, CDP Water and Dow Jones Sustainability Index together with downloadable metrics charts combining company information with country and watershed data. One input sheet contains all of your site location and water usage information;
The online mapping: This feature enables you to plot all of your sites with external water datasets and download these locations in a map. These datasets provide several key metrics including renewable water resource per capita, mean annual relative water stress index and access to improved sanitation. Supplier site locations can also be mapped, looking beyond operational water use.
Last Updated: April 3, 2012, 1:25 pm