Many companies have corporate water targets, but all too often they don’t know how to translate them into real water reductions. From a 2017 Ecolab/GreenBiz survey we know that 82 percent of companies lack the tools and expertise to achieve tangible results. Repeated in 2019, the survey showed that, although the sense of urgency around water is growing, almost half of companies do not have a clear plan to get from corporate goals to tangible results.
In fact, according to numbers compiled by S&P Trucost, corporate water use is increasing globally. That trend must be reversed, because the U.N. projects that under a business-as-usual scenario, the world will face a 40 percent fresh water deficit by 2030.
To ensure continued growth in an increasingly water-scarce world – and to help avoid a global water crisis – companies must decrease their water use and build smart, circular water management practices. The will help them make that happen by bridging the gap between good intentions and effective action.
To achieve that, the Smart Water Navigator focuses on the individual facility level. That’s where real waters savings must happen, because all water is local. Depending on factors such as weather patterns, geography and local soil conditions, every location is different, and every individual facility requires solutions tailored to its own situation.