Calendar22 March 2024

World Water Day is an annual UN event to highlight the importance of water and raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

This year’s theme is ‘Water for peace’. Water can create peace or spark conflict. When water is scarce or polluted, or when people struggle for access, tensions can rise. By cooperating on water, we can balance everyone’s water needs and help stabilise the world.

Championing water management across the oil, gas and alternative energy industry

Water is used throughout oil, gas and alternative energy project life cycles. Through a combination of good practice, practical tools and a forum for sharing industry knowledge, Ipieca enables the industry to proactively identify potential water risks and to manage this essential resource. In 2023, Ipieca held its first peer-to-peer workshop on water.

SDG Roadmap

SDG-6 Clean water and sanitation is identified as a priority SDG for the industry in the Ipieca-WBCSD SDG Roadmap, which includes an impact pathway for biodiversity, land and water stewardship with actions for industry and Ipieca.

Water management framework

The Ipieca Water management framework facilitates an integrated approach to water management, addressing multidisciplinary aspects of water management, both through the life cycle of an operation and across the value chain.

Ipieca's Water risk assessment in the oil and gas sector supports companies to assess and respond to water risks at portfolio and site levels.

Reporting on water use

Reporting on the use of water resources can help a company develop its approach to water management and address issues of water availability. The Ipieca-IOGP-API Sustainability reporting guidance includes an environment module which covers reporting on water use and treatment.

Produced water management

Ipieca has developed a fact sheet on evaluating the opportunities and challenges of reusing produced water for the onshore oil and gas industry.

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