Managing Water - your Suppliers, your Business and your Consumers

Presented by

Jacob Tompkins, Managing Director, Waterwise

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Businesses are beginning to focus more on their water use, often using similar tools to those they have used for carbon. But water is different, yes there are similarities but the carbon shoe does not fit the real water footprint. Water is spatial and temporal and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the water crisis must reflect this, water solutions have to be local. This presentation looks at how businesses can assess their water impacts at a macro level and then identify the most important intervention points. These may be nothing to do with the actual 'business' part of the equation but may rest with the supply chain or with the consumer's use of the product. The presentation then looks at local actions to address the macro level impacts, using real examples of best practice ranging from supply chain assessments, to technology fixes and to consumer education campaigns. Jacob Tompkins is the Managing Director of Waterwise, an NGO dedicated to promoting the efficient use of water www.waterwse.org.uk. He has a background in Hydrology and hydrogeology and studied at UCL and Imperial College London. He has previously been the environment adviser for the National Farmers' Union and the water policy adviser at Water UK. He has served as the UK representative of the European Water Suppliers Federation (Eureau) and sat the European Commission steering groups for a number of EU Directives. He is an editor of Sustain magazine.

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