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News New Version of Global Water Tool Out Now!

The WBCSD has updated its Global Water Tool with more recent water datasets, due to its successful uptake since its launch in August 2007, as well as the increasing media attention around managing corporate water use.  

The Global Water Tool is a free and easy-to-use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains. The tool, which was developed by CH2M HILL and an advisory board of 22 WBCSD member companies, aims to help corporations better manage their water use. It is downloadable from   The Global Water Tool allows companies to quickly and accurately answer such key questions as:

  • How many of our sites are in extremely water-scarce areas? Which sites are at greatest risk? How will that look in the future?
  • How many of our employees live in countries that lack access to improved water and sanitation?
  • How many of our suppliers are in water-scarce areas now? How many will be in 2025?

 The updates for the new version include more recent data from WHO and UNICEF on access to water and sanitation, and from FAO AQUASTAT, such as total renewable water resources per capita, dependency ratio, and industrial water withdrawal as part of total. The version also includes a more complete Frequently Asked Questions section, and users of the original version can easily transfer their inventory into the new Excel file.  

Learn more about the WBCSD Global Water Tool and access it at:

Contact e-mail:    

About the WBCSD The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led global association of 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development (see

Contact information Eva Zabey l Water Project and Ecosystems Focus Area; World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); 4, chemin de Conches l CH-1231 Conches- Geneva l Switzerland (email: ;
Phone: +41 22 839 31 77 I F: +41 22 839 31 31
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Source of information The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Geographical coverage International
News date 16/04/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH