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20-Aug-2015
World Water Week will be held from 23-28 August in Stockholm, Sweden. IPIECA will attend and host an event titled Oil and Gas Sector Water Management: From now to 2030 on Monday, 24 August in room FH 300 from 14:00 – 15:30. All are welcome to attend. IPIECA Executive Director Brian Sullivan and IPIECA Water Working Group Chair Alistair Wyness (BP), will introduce and moderate the...
20-Aug-2015
Water case studies from BP and Repsol have been added to the Water section of the IPIECA website. BP’s case study focuses on water minimisation in refining at the Australian Kwinana Refinery. The programme aimed to minimise water usage and increase reuse, encourage usage of lower quality water instead of potable water wherever possible, and achieve zero discharge of process waste to...
10-Mar-2015
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has today 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. New user-friendly options enable easy import of existing data and improved GIS-based mapping. First launched in 2007, the GWT is a free and easy-to...
17-Dec-2014
IPIECA has developed a new section of its website that houses a selection of case studies from member companies on how they have been using tools such as the IPIECA Global Water Tool for Oil and Gas and the GEMI Local Water Tool™ for Oil and Gas to assess water risks in their operations. Case studies from ConocoPhillips, Eni and Statoil highlight some of the benefits of applying water...
29-Oct-2014
Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines - Towards a Common Approach to Reporting Water Issues The Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines seek to advance a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity and local nature of water resources. Disclosure helps companies:  • Improve their internal understanding of water-related risks,...
29-Oct-2014
New guidance on improving water use efficiency in the upstream onshore oil and gas industry has now been published. The guidance presents a systematic process for the onshore oil and gas industry to identify and assess potential measures to improve water efficiency via incorporating the principles of water stewardship, integrating water resource management and risk assessment throughout the...
11-Sep-2014
The focus of the 24th annual World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden 1-5 September 2014, was ‘Water and Energy’, two sectors which are inextricably linked and interdependent. A highlight of the week was IPIECA’s side-event which convened over 70 participants from the energy industry, government and NGO community. The side-event – ‘Oil & Water Don’t Mix...
28-Jul-2014
IPIECA has published a new guidance providing a summary and explanation of a number of water risk tools, including the IPIECA Global Water Tool for Oil and Gas, a customised version of the WBCSD Global Water Tool, and the GEMI Local Water Tool™ for Oil and Gas. This document describes, compares and contrasts the attributes and merits of several water tools from an oil and gas industry...