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  Water Footprint Summit 2008 - Water Footprint, Water Conservation and Water Efficiency Conference

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Presenting The A-Z Of Water Footprinting

With growing water demand and fresh water scarcity coupled with the credit crisis, soaring energy costs and changes in rainfall patterns, water is proving to be a serious risk to organizations both directly and indirectly through their supply chain.

The Water Footprint Summit is a unique step-by-step guide to strategically analysing the commercial viability of investing in sustainable water management both internally and across your supply chain to reduce risks and costs and guarantee business continuity.

WHY INVEST IN WATER FOOTPRINTING?- Evaluate the business drivers, short terms benefits and cost savings to gain business buy-in whilst correlating water to the broader sustainability issues like energy, waste and carbon. WHAT Scope global strategies for a local problem and compare the most prominent methodologies in the absence of standards whilst looking at developing a common and agreed methodology to understand HOW to measure water usage throughout product life cycles. Identify hot-spots in different value chains to ascertain WHERE to reduce your water consumption. TAKE ACTION by learning from the experience of key thought leaders that have invested in implementing water initiatives and LOOK BEYOND just footprints by exploring the way forward towards examining the impact of your corporate water usage.

Hear From The Key Thought Leaders From Around The World That Have Invested In Water Footprints Assess Practical Ways To Proceed In the Short- Term Whilst Understanding The Long Term Vision On Future Developments

Best practice is even more important in this topic than most. To go beyond just giving presentations from the stage, we will be aiming to give you the latest stories and insights from across the audience of diverse international brands at many different levels of performance.

Mini Break Out Sessions and Interactive Workshops will focus on: -
  • Defining The Geographical Scope Of Your Local Operational Water Usage Footprint
  • Methodologies For Measuring The Water Footprint Of Raw Materials Sourced Globally
During a time when the risks and opportunities presented by water issues are becoming more and more apparent to investors and competitors alike, this is an essential, must attend event for all senior executives from retailers, consumer product manufacturers and suppliers from around the world.

Attend this crucial event to prioritize your water agenda, target your investments correctly and experience the competitive advantages of developing your corporate environmental portfolio and learn the latest referencing for standards.
  • Discover Why Measuring Water Footprints Matters Understand The Nature Of The Global And Local Water Resource Problem And Evaluate The Business/Financial Drivers, Risks, Costs And Benefits Of Reducing Your Corporate Water Consumption.
  • Hear Best Practice Case Studies On Developing Measurement Methodologies And Participate In Focused Discussions On Standards
  • Assess Early Findings On Defining The Scope Of The Water Footprint - How To Set The Boundaries In Product Lifecycles And Supply Chains For Accurate And Verifiable Water Footprint Measurement
  • Hear Best Practice Case Studies On Implementing Water Usage Reduction Programmes
  • Examine The Importance Of Assessing The Impact Of Your Water Consumption Internally And Across Your Global Supply Chain
  • Learn What Corporates, NGOs And Governments Are Doing On Water Sustainability Find Out Which Initiatives Are Truly Important
  • Putting Water In Perspective. Understand The Importance Of Water In The Broader Context Namely Biodiversity, Socio-Economic And Political Issues
  • Benefit From Cross Industrial Spill Over Key Learnings From International Water Utility Companies
  • Interact With Key Suppliers
Official Supporters
GreenBiz.com Waterwise
ClimateBiz.com WWF International Private Water Association (IPWA)
Water Stewardship Initiative European Water News
EWP British Water

Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries (SBWWI)
CSR Europe
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Speakers Include
Ulrike Ebert, Corporate Responsibility Director - Environment, Coca- Cola Europe
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Sylvain Lhte, Director EU Affairs, Borealis Polymers N.V
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Ian Walsh, Global Head Of Environment, Cadbury Schweppes
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Andy Wales, Head of Sustainable Development, SABMiller Plc
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Mike Barry, Head of CSR, Marks & Spencer
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Henry King, Science & Technology Leader: Sustainability, SEAC, Unilever
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Julian Walker-Palin, Head of Corporate Policy for Sustainability & Ethics, ASDA, Walmart
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Claus Conzelmann, Global Head of Safety Health and Environment, Nestle Vevey
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Jack Noble, Commercial Development Leader Europe & Africa, GE Water
& Process Technologies

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Simon Houghton-Dodd, Head of Quality & Sustainability, Tate & Lyle Sugars
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Olle Blidholm,
Development Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs, IKEA Group
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Robin Phillips, Director,
C2C Services,
Severn Trent Services
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Jens Rupp, Sustainability Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA
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Henrik Lampa, Environmental Supply
Chain Manager,
H&M
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Neil Pendle, Managing Director, Waterscan
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Tom Oxley, UK Corporate Responsibility, Norwich Union
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Dr. Catherine Ball, Environmental Statistician, RPS Water
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Dave Challis, Sustainability Manager, Europe, Kimberly Clark
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Warren Allison, Environmental Manager, Northern Foods- Cavaghan & Gray, Carlisle
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Vidyanath Gururajan,
Group Head - Development & Projects, Branston Ltd
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Brad Ridoutt, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
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Dr Hayley Terlevich, Policy Adviser- Food Chain Programme, Defra
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John Temple,
Vitality Director, Unilever
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Tim Hess, Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University
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Arjen Y. Hoekstra,
Professor in
Multidisciplinary Water Management,
Twente Water Centre - University of Twente
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Stuart Orr, Freshwater Policy Officer, WWF-UK
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Derk Kuiper, Co-ordinator, Water Footprint Working Group
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Ashok K. Chapagain, Water Footprint Officer, WWF-UK
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Jonathan C. Kaledin, Blue Water Certification Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
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Matthew Wenban-Smith, Director, OneWorldStandards
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Brian Richter, Director, The Sustainable Waters Program
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Adrian Greet, Global Sustainability Programme Director, Mars Inc

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