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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Requirements for water assessment tools: An automotive industry perspective

Title:
Requirements for water assessment tools: An automotive industry perspective

Abstract:
Water availability is one of the greatest global sustainability challenges. Water is not available in adequate quantity and quality in many areas and water shortfalls are expected to increase. Businesses are facing water-related challenges due to inadequate water availability and poor resource management. Identifying and quantifying impacts is key to enabling companies to make effective management decisions. Several water assessment tools have been developed to help companies understand the complex nature of water challenges; however, there remain significant gaps in the datasets and inconsistencies in measurement and reporting of geographic water shortfalls. There is a need for more complete datasets containing information on water withdrawal and discharge, freshwater availability and depletion (spatially and temporally), water quality monitoring, reuse and recycling. We discuss four of the available water assessment tools (Global Water Tool, India Water Tool, Water Risk Filter and Aqueduct) and highlight those elements most critical to water-related business decisions. This article is open access. Full-text is available for download at no charge.

URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wri.2014.12.001

Source:
Water Resources and Industry 9, 30–44.

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
January 2015

Associated Sectors:

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