Antea Group consultant Nick Martin recently facilitated the second of a series of webinars in partnership with CDP. The first session, focused on Corporate Water Stewardship 101, provided an introduction and overview of some of the basic concepts. This time, Nick took a deeper dive into the five most common barriers to corporate water stewardship and how smart companies are addressing them.
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Understanding the True Cost of Water - Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Water Stewardship
For companies pursuing corporate water stewardship strategies, a common barrier to action is the perceived low cost of water “at the tap.” Water reduction, reuse, and recycling projects often do not meet investment hurdle rates or compare positively to other investments. This also acts to limit community and watershed engagement actions outside of the fence line as well. Our water and monetization experts worked with a leading beverage manufacturer to more thoroughly understand all of the cost...
Family farms can be competitive by focusing on conservation and stewardship
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports a 40 percent decline in U.S. cropland soil erosion rates from 1982 to 2007, recent trends appear to challenge this progress. Record prices for corn and soybeans have diverted acres out of conservation programs and encouraged intensive production on a wide scale. Tree lines are cleared and wet areas drained, turning 120-acre farms into 120-acre fields. Innovations in tillage equipment, with supposed conservation intentions, appear to be encouraging more...
WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Preparation and Oversight are Vital When Storing a Pesticide
A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials – a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire. “Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment to unintended harm,” says Fred Whitford, Ph.D., coordinator of the Purdue Pesticide Program, Purdue University. “A properly designed storage area and regular inspections are well worth the time and investment.” Always follow...
WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Always Be Diligent Concerning Personal Protective Equipment
This month pesticide safety educators, health professionals and other experts from around the U.S. will explore how to motivate pesticide handlers to use best practices concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). The discussion is part of a Pesticide PPE Seminar Series sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). PPE includes apparel and devices worn to protect the body from contact with pesticides or pesticide residues, including aprons, chemical-resistant suits, coveralls,...
Collaboration Trumps competition for developers of water risk and stewardship tools
This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. This piece was co-authored by Anne-Leonore Boffi, Program Officer with the WBCSD, and Ruth Mathews, Executive Director of the Water Footprint Network. The unsustainable use of water and the risks it creates is on the minds of many of the thousands of water experts from the corporate, NGO, and government worlds who convened in Stockholm this week for...