Understand How To Measure Footprints & Manage Water Scarcity Risks
Post Copenhagen 2009, the world’s business leaders will turn their attention onto the burgeoning importance of water availability.
Empirical data now shows that climate change and population growth is already impacting water availability in regions as diverse as Western United States, South America, China and Eastern Europe. Recently, for example, the Mexican Federal Government warned that Mexico City may suffer an acute shortage of water by February 2010.
As a multi-national, with a global supply chain, you need to understand business risks like these.
Key Learning Benefits Include:
- Review The Levels Of Available Water And Predictions For Future Water Stress
- Examine The Business Case For Measuring Water Footprints & Addressing High Risk Water Stress Hotspots And Understand What Is At Risk If You Do Not Take Action
- Understand Why Water Risk Along The Supply Chain Is The Next Big Issue Facing Operations
- Hear Best Practice Case Studies On Developing Measurement Methodologies And Participate In Focused Discussions On Standards, Including Input From The Water Footprint Network, ISO, European Union And California State And The Mexican Water Regulator
- Benefit From Regional Analyses Of Water Availability – Africa, China, North America, South America Risks Of Water Scarcity And Developing Better Water Management In Africa, Europe, The Middle East, North And South America
- Develop Your Understanding Of Water Risks In Agriculture And How To Work With Growers To Minimize Water Usage, Via Tightening Up Operations Or Developing Technology
- Develop Your Strategies For Working With Multiple Partners On Complex Supply Chains And On Watersheds Supplies
Having signed up to the UN’s CEO Water mandate, leading multi-nationals with global supply chains are investing in consumption assessments, either via life cycle analyses or water footprint methodology. Armed with this information, some corporations are asking: How can this data be used to secure business strategies for the future? Meanwhile, within the consumer products sector, retailers are spearheading the development of a sustainability index allowing consumers to make purchasing decisions, based on water usage metrics and labels
Introducing, American Business Conferences’ Water Footprinting & Availability Risk Management 2010, the first event to focus on practical solutions for assessing and managing water availability risk, within regional contexts (U.S. and global) and specific to either agriculture or industrial operations/mining/manufacturing.
The summit brings together multi-national corporations, with complex international supply chains, to share insights on measuring water use in volume and investigating new and innovative strategies to secure your business in regions of increasing water scarcity.
With plenary sessions on water risk strategy and specific streams divided into specific solutions for managing risks in (1) Agriculture and (2) Manufacturing, mining and industrial operations, this event will help you plan future strategy as well as implement practical steps on managing your water footprint
Researched With & Produced For The Following Sectors:
- Food and drink (managing agricultural and manufacturing supply chain operations)
- Clothing (managing agricultural and manufacturing supply chain operations)
- Consumer products including electronics (managing manufacturing supply chain operations)
- Steel, heavy industrial manufacturing, aerospace, automotive (managing heavy industrial supply chain operations)
- Oil and gas, petrochemicals (managing mining and heavy industrial supply chain operations)
- Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences (agriculture and heavy industrial supply chain operations)