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: -
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.
- Defining The Geographical Scope Of Your Local Operational Water Usage Footprint
- Methodologies For Measuring The Water Footprint Of Raw Materials Sourced Globally
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, NGO’s 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
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Ulrike Ebert, Corporate Responsibility Director - Environment, Coca- Cola Europe
Sylvain Lhôte, Director EU Affairs, Borealis Polymers N.V
Ian Walsh, Global Head Of Environment, Cadbury Schweppes
Andy Wales, Head of Sustainable Development, SABMiller Plc
Mike Barry, Head of CSR, Marks & Spencer
Henry King, Science & Technology Leader: Sustainability, SEAC, Unilever
Julian Walker-Palin, Head of Corporate Policy for Sustainability & Ethics, ASDA, Walmart
Claus Conzelmann, Global Head of Safety Health and Environment, Nestle Vevey
Jack Noble, Commercial Development Leader Europe & Africa, GE Water
& Process Technologies
Simon Houghton-Dodd, Head of Quality & Sustainability, Tate & Lyle Sugars
Development Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs, IKEA Group
Robin Phillips, Director,
C2C Services, Severn Trent Services
Jens Rupp, Sustainability Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA
Henrik Lampa, Environmental Supply
Chain Manager, H&M
Neil Pendle, Managing Director, Waterscan
Tom Oxley, UK Corporate Responsibility, Norwich Union
Dr. Catherine Ball, Environmental Statistician, RPS Water
Dave Challis, Sustainability Manager, Europe, Kimberly Clark
Warren Allison, Environmental Manager, Northern Foods- Cavaghan & Gray, Carlisle
Group Head - Development & Projects, Branston Ltd
Brad Ridoutt, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
Dr Hayley Terlevich, Policy Adviser- Food Chain Programme, Defra
Vitality Director, Unilever
Tim Hess, Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University
Arjen Y. Hoekstra,
Multidisciplinary Water Management, Twente Water Centre - University of Twente
Stuart Orr, Freshwater Policy Officer, WWF-UK
Derk Kuiper, Co-ordinator, Water Footprint Working Group
Ashok K. Chapagain, Water Footprint Officer, WWF-UK
Jonathan C. Kaledin, Blue Water Certification Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Matthew Wenban-Smith, Director, OneWorldStandards
Brian Richter, Director, The Sustainable Waters Program
Adrian Greet, Global Sustainability Programme Director, Mars Inc