Tools for Assessing Industrial Water Stewardship

Guest post from Dale Phenicie, Project Manager, Council of Great Lakes Industries

Tools for Assessing Industrial Water Stewardship, being presented by the Council of Great Lakes Industries at 4 pm Wednesday September 12, was a highly-rated workshop at the recent World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Now you have an opportunity to hear about the recent study that evaluated water stewardship tools in North American industrial facilities. The study, funded primarily by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, included pilot tests of water stewardship tools at four industrial facilities in the US and Canada: a paper mill, a cement plant, a petroleum refinery, and an electric power plant.

Improving industry’s understanding of water use goes beyond the Great Lakes and is a global goal. Numerous water stewardship tools have been developed for evaluating industrial water management. What are the similarities and differences between the various tools and do they work in real industrial facilities? This study produced valuable answers. There will be time plenty of time for discussion during the session.

The Council of Great Lakes Industries is an association of major US and Canadian companies and business associations committed to the sustainable development of the US Great Lakes region.

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