IPIECA and the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) have launched a members’ only white paper in follow up to a workshop held on water risk assessment tools in October 2013. The white paper provides recommendations for the future development and deployment of the IPIECA Global Water Tool (GWT) for Oil and Gas, a customised version of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Water Tool, the GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT)™ and the GEMI Local Water Tool for Oil and Gas™ . Recommendations include: further collaboration with WBCSD on the GWT, more sharing of case studies and company experiences of using the tools, high level training on how to use the LWT™, potential guidance on water management planning, and potential future modifications to the LWT™.
The workshop featured company testimonials and case studies, interactive breakout sessions, and facilitated discussions around key considerations for applying the tools based on the experiences gained by companies over the past two years.
The white paper follows the publication of a public outcomes summary which provided the key learnings of the workshop and preceding webinar, to assist new and current users in implementing emerging good practices that will result in effective and comprehensive water risk assessment for their companies.
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