Every last drop resources

Links to several sources of further information for all areas of business.

Supply Chain

BiTC - Smart Water: a prosperous future for the food and drink supply chain
This report from Business in the Community (BiTC) is intended as a practical resource for food and drink manufacturers, caterers and retailers operating in the UK. It explains why looking after water matters, and the business drivers for having a food and drink supply chain resilient to risks associated with water.
IGD - A guide to understanding, assessing and managing water in grocery supply chains
It provides practical advice on managing water through the grocery supply chain, clearly identifies the risks and opportunities that water presents and includes links to further sources of information.
Netregs – Agriculture
This guidance is designed to help anyone working in farming and agricultural businesses in the UK deal with environmental issues on the farm, including how to protect surface waters and ground waters.
UNEP Corporate Water Accounting
Written by the Pacific Institute on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the CEO Water Mandate, this publication aims to assess existing and emerging water accounting methods and tools being used in the private sector, with the goals of elucidating commonalities and differences among emerging methods and practice, identifying gaps and challenges.
United Nations Environment Programme - Water Scarcity Index
A map of global water scarcity taken from the UN's 'An Overview of the State of the World's Fresh and Marine Waters - 2nd Edition – 2008'.
Water Footprint network
The Water Footprint Network promotes the concept of water footprinting and contributes to developing standards and practical tools.
Waterwise
Waterwise is a UK NGO focused on decreasing water consumption in the UK and provides information and assistance to businesses and other stakeholders on water efficiency.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) global water tool
This is a free and easy to use tool for companies to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.
WWF – Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems
The World Wildlife Fund's water section of the website identifies some of key issues facing rivers and lakes around the world.

Operations

Businesslink – Water Efficiency – the facts
This guide explains when a business needs a licence to take or store water, how to apply for one, and how to analyse the quantity of water you use. It also describes the financial support available for introducing water efficiency measures.
Catchment abstraction management strategies (CAMS)
To find out how much water is available in your area.
Enhanced Capital Allowances (BusinessLink)
The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme offers a 100 per cent first-year allowance for investments in certain water efficient plant and machinery.
Environment Agency's environmental management system (EMS) toolkit
The Environment Agency, in conjunction with FDF, developed an environmental management toolkit for SMEs. They will be of particular help if you have an environmental permit but are useful for all businesses.
Federation House Commitment
The FHC was an industry-wide target to reduce water use and is part of the Five-fold Environmental Ambition. A number of resources were created to help signatories.
IGD - A guide to understanding, assessing and managing water in grocery supply chains
It provides practical advice on managing water through the grocery supply chain, clearly identifies the risks and opportunities that water presents and includes links to further sources of information.
Netregs – Food and Drink Manufacturing
Guidance on environmental regulations for businesses in the food and drink industry, including those that manufacture.
NISP
NISP is a free business opportunity environmental programme that improves cross industry resource efficiency and sustainability
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) global water tool
This is a free and easy to use tool for companies to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.
WRAP's The Ripple Effect
The Rippleffect is a free water efficiency initiative that can benefit businesses of all sizes.

Boardroom

CDP Water Disclosure
CDP Water Disclosure provides company water-related data to help the financial community make informed investments. The data is gathered annually via a questionnaire sent to the world's largest companies in industry sectors that are water-intensive or are particularly exposed to water-related risk in their supply chains.
UNEP Corporate Water Accounting
Written by the Pacific Institute on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the CEO Water Mandate, this publication aims to assess existing and emerging water accounting methods and tools being used in the private sector, with the goals of elucidating commonalities and differences among emerging methods and practice, identifying gaps and challenges.
UN Global Compact: CEO Water Mandate initiative
Launched in July 2007, the CEO Water Mandate is a unique public-private initiative designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices.

Individual

DirectGov
The Government's official website for information on how to cut domestic water use, save money on water bills and help the environment.
Money Saving Expert
Provides advice for reducing domestic water bills.
Uswitch
Assists home owners in deciding if a water meter is the cheapest option for their property.
Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme
The Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme allows consumers to compare the water efficiency of hundreds of products.

Policy

EC 2012 Blueprint to safeguard Europe's water resources
The EU's policy response to water challenges is the forthcoming 2012 Blueprint to safeguard Europe's water resources.
Water White Paper
The UK Government's vision for future water management.

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Last reviewed: 08 Apr 2016