International: World Business Council updates global water tool

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released an updated version of the general Global Water Tool (GWT) with some of the most recent datasets such as water stress indicators from the World Resources Institute. First launched in 2007, the GWT is an Excel-based resource to identify corporate water risks and opportunities, as well as responses to challenges. It enables users to map their locations and water use against water, sanitation, population and biodiversity datasets and stress indicators on a country and watershed basis, with future outlook. In turn it assesses water risks related to companies’ global operations, supply chains and new projects. The outputs can be used for reporting under corporate disclosure initiatives like the Global Reporting Initiative, CDP Water, Bloomberg, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.