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Corporate Water Strategies

By William Sarni

In the past, businesses have viewed water as a minimal operational cost and not a strategic issue. However, water has now emerged as a critical issue for both corporations and the public sector in response to increased water demand, climatic risks and potentially negative impacts on brand value.

This innovative book provides up to date information on global water issues and describes how companies can not only address these challenges but also implement high value global water strategies.

• Why water is a critical business issue for companies which now face water riskto their operations and brands
• How new concepts such as embedded water and virtual water are forcing companies to think differently about how they use water to manufacture products
• That companies need to develop a corporate water strategy to manage it as a key business issue and capture the real value of water
• How companies can develop partnerships with non-governmental organizations to implement water strategies

"In , Sarni clearly lays out why water is now a critical business issue and how a smart water strategy can create competitive advantage in the 21st century. Too often we hear only about the down side of water – the risk to a company's license to operate, operational continuity, and reputation. Sarni balances that view with an understanding that water is also a driver of economic development and corporate innovation. Any managers and executives ready to embed water stewardship into their long-term strategies will gain valuable insight from reading this book."—Andrew Winston, corporate environmental strategist and author of and .

" is an essential resource for those who understand the growing demand stakeholders are placing on businesses and brands to become better stewards of our increasingly fragile water supply. Sarni's well-researched text provides clear guidance and dozens of equally compelling examples on how the business community should be managing their own performance and communicating around what will certainly be viewed as the most important environmental issue of the 21st century."—Michael A. Law, managing director, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.

William Sarni has over 30 years of experience providing sustainability and environmental consulting services to global companies such as BASF, Cisco Systems, EMC and Sodexo. He is based in based in Denver, Colorado and is also the author of (McGraw-Hill, 2009).

This book costs £49.99. For purchase information, please contact us.

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