International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015 rss RSS Subscribe

Organization/author(s):
Igor Volodin, Water Management Specialist, Technical Cooperation Division, UNIDO

Geographical region(s):
Africa, Asia

Country(ies):
Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Libya; Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Israel

Screening and Identification Process:
2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.

Objectives:
To support sound management of resources used at priority industrial hot spots, to minimize use of resources and maximize productivity through the demonstration of best practices, application of clean technologies and capacity building.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Industry partnerships to ensure water efficiency and sustainability; green industry initiative; business partnerships; social investment and philanthropy partnerships; multi-stakeholder and transformational partnerships; core business and value chain; 5 Tools of TEST (1. Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production, RECP 2. Environmental Management Systems, EMS 3. Environmental Management Accounting, EMA 4. Environmentally Sound Technologies (EST) 5. Corporate Social Responsibility); integrated approach that links sustainability to core business strategy, management systems and manufacturing processes; benchmarking company performance with rations/technology in the global market; training, monitoring, follow up and top management engagement; multidisciplinary skills and technical sectoral expertise; flexible approach depending on company size and baseline applicable at existing sites and for start-ups; linking to existing financing investment schemes (SMEs); voluntary company participation

Corresponding websites:

http://www.slideshare.net/WaterforLife/14-01-2014igorvolodin

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/industry_partnering_with_government.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/results_partnerships_med_test.shtml

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/water_energy_partnerships_cases.shtml