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CEO Water Mandate convenes during World Water Forum in Marseille

Mar 22nd, 2012 |

Brussels, 22 March 2012. The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, in partnership with the Pacific Institute, convened a number of priority dialogues and workshops in Marseille on 11-13 March during the 6th international World Water Forum.  Sabine von Wirén Lehr, European Water Stewardship (EWS) Director, participated in workshops designed to advance projects and initiatives in relation to Corporate Water Disclosure and Collective Action Guidance.

The European Water Stewardship (EWS) is following activly the Corporate Water disclosure guideline development. Once set, the common disclosure metrics may be included in the EWS standard requirements on “public transparency”. Indeed, the CEO Water Mandate is currently developing global Water Disclosure Guidelines that will seek to advance common approaches to corporate water reporting and disclosure. In doing so, the Guidelines will offer common disclosure metrics that can begin to harmonize practice, and also provide guidance for determining report content relevance and aligning water disclosure to stakeholder expectations.

Furthermore, the CEO Water Mandates collective actions project will be followed up by EWS, in particular with the new project on “Local Deals”. Local Deals are collaborations betwaeen water users within a water catchment area to address shared risks and opportunities by improving and ensuring sustainable water management, either in a sub-catchment area or in the entire river basin. The aim of the collaboration is to create benefits for all the parties involved. More information on the Local Deals project will soon be available on the EWP website.

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