Resources

The Ecolab Smart Water Navigator encourages global efforts to help industry reuse, recycle and reduce water, supporting resilient operations and healthy communities.

There are a number of resources and tools businesses can use to understand and address water-related risks and opportunities to better develop strategies for managing water.

Resource Highlight

You’ve set corporate water goals. Now what? Dive into the working paper on the Ecolab Smart Water Navigator and discover how planning and measurement tools help drive local smart water management.

Reports

Articles

Websites


You’ve Set Corporate Water Goals. Now What? 
Ecolab, Trucost and Bluerisk
March 2021

State of Green Business 2021
GreenBiz and Trucost
January 2021

Global Risks 2021
World Economic Forum
January 2021

Global Water Report 2020
CDP
January 2021

UN World Water Development Report 2020: Water and Climate Change
UNESCO
March 2020

Exploring the Case for Corporate Context-Based Water Targets
The Pacific Institute
April 2017

Water Connection Charges: A Tool for Encouraging Water-Efficient Growth
Ceres
August 2015

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments
International Monetary Fund
June 2015


Achieving Abundance: Understanding the Cost of a Sustainable Water Future
Colin Strong, Samantha Kuzma, Samuel Vionnet and Paul Reig, World Resources Institute
January 2020

Water: A human and business priority
Thomas Hundertmark, Kun Lueck, and Brent Packer, McKinsey & Company
May 2020

Ideas for using the true cost of water in sustainability strategy
Josh Prigge, GreenBiz
March 2019

Companies say they want to use less water–they’re just not doing anything about it
Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company
March 2019

Investing in Water
Todd Millay, Forbes
November 2016

How do you put a price on water? Try algorithms
Sarah Shemkus, The Guardian
December 2014

Fueling Growth: You Can’t Always Buy What You Need
Will Sarni, Deloitte Review
July 2014

The true cost of water
Libby Bernick, GreenBiz
April 2013


World Resources Institute Aqueduct
Aqueduct’s global water risk mapping tool helps companies, investors, governments, and other users understand where and how water risks and opportunities are emerging worldwide.

WWF Water Risk Filter
The WWF Water Risk Filter tool helps companies and investors ask the right questions about water. It allows you to assess risks and offers guidance on what to do in response.

UN CEO Water Mandate Water Stewardship Toolbox
The Toolbox connects your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests. It features more than 250+ resources from dozens of organizations and is updated every week.

UN Global Compact Water Action Hub
The Water Action Hub is a global online collaboration and knowledge sharing platform for water sustainability, developed by the CEO Water Mandate. The Water Action Hub raises awareness, catalyzes collaboration, and scales critical lessons on water sustainability around the world.

GEMI Local Water Tool
The GEMI Local Water Tool™ (LWT) is a free tool for companies and organizations to evaluate the external impacts, business risks, opportunities and management plans related to water use and discharge at a specific site or operation.