driving, recognizing and rewarding good water stewardship


At The Water Council, we believe water innovation goes hand in hand with water stewardship. Our home of Milwaukee, Wis., sits on the banks of Lake Michigan, part of the world’s largest surface freshwater system. But many people do not enjoy such easy access to freshwater. According to the U.N., more than 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress. More than half of the global population could face water shortages by 2050, with alarming security and humanitarian implications.

Water stewardship is a business issue as well as a humanitarian one. Shareholders and other stakeholders increasingly demand that public corporations manage and measure water risk as part of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, and these demands reverberate across the supply chain. While corporations can report on water stewardship outcomes, the hard work happens at sites: From dairies to data centers, all types of businesses need to account for how water impacts them and how their operations affect surrounding water resources.

The Water Council offers consulting and training services to help businesses and professionals get started on their water stewardship journey. Contact us to learn more.

Matt Howard

Vice President, Water Stewardship

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