Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Releases Water Circularity Metrics Tool and GuidanceFebruary 11, 2021 | BIER
The tool and guidance aim to provide a practical methodology for businesses to adopt a common metric for water circularity at a facility and enterprise level. In adopting this metric, the intention is to highlight areas where water circularity can be improved. The methodology is focused on supporting more informed decisions on how to make water sourcing, use, and discharge more circular and less demanding on the local watershed. The Water Circularity Metrics Tool is a scenario-based tool designed to address a current situation versus a past or future situation providing a step-by-step process to evaluate a specific facility’s water needs; water source options; and determine post-use and discharge options to transition from linear to more circular.
Nick Martin, BIER Executive Director, said, “Our members have been leaders in advancing corporate water stewardship and security and this piece of work represents a missing piece and the culmination of our work on context-based decision making, performance in watershed context, and pursuing localized water security. Collaborating with WBCSD brought multi-industry perspectives and the ability to leverage their related circular indicators platform as a solid foundation for this effort.”
The development and piloting of this metric have been a collaborative effort between the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Together, they have engaged a group of companies to conceptualize and test the metric. The collaboration builds upon the success of previous initiatives including WBCSD’s Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) and BIER’s Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling.
The Water Circularity Metrics Tool and Tool Application and Guidance Note are available for download at http://bit.ly/BIERWCM
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The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector.
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