The GWT integrates global water data for groundwater, surface water and precipitation designed to help cement companies assess the risks of operating in water-stressed regions and manage water use more efficiently and sustainably. The tool, , which was developed as part of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), produces maps and charts that identify water scarcity and biodiversity hotspots.”
Carlo Zaffaroni, CH2M Hill industrial water and process director—Europe, said: “The new tool, customised for the cement sector, enables cement companies to actively address their water challenges on a global and local scale so they can make informed business decisions related to sustainable water management.”
CH2M Hill has been involved with assisting the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and a consortium of companies in the development of water business tools since 2007 with the launch of the first GWT, which was developed to help companies define local water risks at specific operating sites. All of the water business tools are designed to work together to ensure the user’s ability to transfer data between tools for a comprehensive water risk assessment.
Links to all of the free water tools are available from CH2M Hill’s Access Water site (link opens in new tab).