GLOSSARY & MEASUREMENTS > Water Tools

CERES – Aqua Gauge

CERES Aqua Gauge is an Excel-based tool and associated methodology that provides companies with a means to assess their own performance and progress in water management. … more


World Business Council for Sustainable Development – Water for Business

WBCSD’s “Water for Business” is an online guide for business that provides them with an overview of water tools and initiatives which they can use or engage with. … more


World Business Council for Sustainable Development – Business Guide to Water Valuation

WBCSD’s “Business Guide to Water Valuation: An Introduction to Concepts & Techniques”, is an online guide to help companies better ascertain the true value water has to their business. … more


World Resources Institute – Aqueduct

The revised Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas was developed by the WRI and the Aqueduct Alliance (Bloomberg, Dow, DuPont, GE, Goldman Sachs, John Deere, Shell, Skoll Global Threats Fund, Talisman Energy, United Technologies, Veolia Water and the Dutch and Swedish Governments). The … … more


WWF and DEG Launch Water Risk Filter

WWF and DEG launch the Water Risk Filter, an online water risk tool with data sheets and interactive maps of 235 countries to help businesses and investors address water-related risks. The tool is free and it uniquely offers a practical, … … more


GEMI Water Sustainability Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative’s tool was developed to help companies and other organisations better understand emerging water issues and how they would affect them – their operations, needs and circumstances. The tool is designed to companies help formulate a sustainable … … more


Global Water Partnership Toolbox – Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

According to the Global Water Partnership, the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) provides a “process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an … … more


WBCSD – Global Water Tool

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have created a tool for companies to map their water use as well as identify and assess their water risk relative to their supply chains and global operations. It allows for the identification … … more


ISO14040:2006 Life Cycle Assessment Environmental management, Principals and Framework

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the assessment of the environmental impact of a given product throughout its lifespan. The ISO14040: 2006 LCA aims to provide a clear overview of the LCA and its applications and limitations to a broad … … more