WWW 2013

Title: Towards Sustainability: Harmonising Water Tools for Better Water Governance
Event type: Seminar
Date: 2012-08-29
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Convenor: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Resources Institute (WRI) and Water Footprint Network (WFN)
Co-convenor: Ceres, Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and United Nations CEO Water Mandate
Room: K11

Event Description
Good water governance and sustainable water management have become top priorities for governments and corporations. However, determining the most effective action for water risk mitigation often requires different types of information and tools. Many organizations have risen to the challenge and developed a proliferation of frameworks and tools to help businesses understand their water use, risks and opportunities. With this information, businesses can choose to be more water efficient and engage with other water users in the watershed and develop sustainable solutions. Overall, greater understanding of water risk encourages businesses to better manage their water resources and become better stewards leading to more sustainable water use.

09:00 Welcome, Introduction and Scene Setting
Mr. Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility

09:05 Welcoming Remarks with Objectives, Agenda and Outcome of the Session.
Ms. Betsy Otto, WRI

09:10 Corporate Water Risk and Opportunity Management.
Mr. Joppe Cramwinckel, WBCSD

09:20 Stewardship Progression.
Mr. Jason Morrison, UN CEO Water Mandate/Pacific Institute

Panel Discussion I - What Are Your Needs to Drive More Action?

09:30 Introduction by the Moderator.
Mr. Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility

09:35 Sharing Experience and Expressing Needs with a Focus on:

  • Information Companies Need to Make Better Corporate Water Management Decisions
  • Information both Companies and Public to Authorities Need for Successful Partnerships Drive Action on the Ground


  • Mr. Sami Lundgren, UPM
  • Mr. Alain Renard, C&A
  • Mr. Jon Freedman, GE
  • Dr. Robin Farrington, GIZ, Germany
  • Mr. Bastiaan Mohrmann, IFC

10:25 Dialogue with Audience
Moderator: Mr. Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility

10:50 Networking Break

Panel Discussion II - Solutions and Tools: How do They Fit Together?

11:10 Introduction by the Moderator.
Mr. Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility

11:15 Discussion on How Available Tools Address Decision Making Needs in the Context of Water Stewardship

  • The Ceres Aqua Gauge. Mr. Berkley Adrio, Ceres
  • WBCSD Global/GEMI Local Water Tool. Ms. Anne-Leonore Boffi, WBCSD
  • The Water Footprint Assessement Tool. Ms. Ruth Mathews, WFN
  • WRI's Aqueduct. Mr. Tien Shiao, WRI
  • WWF/DEG Water Risk Filter. Mr. Jochem Verberne, WWF

12:05 Dialogue with the Audience
Moderator: Mr. Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility

12:20 Wrap Up, Thanks and Close
Ruth Mathews, Water Foodprint Network

12:30 Close of Seminar

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