Introductory Workshop on Water Stewardship – Thursday 14 July 2016
AustCham members, Australian Alumni and interested members of the business community are invited to attend a free one-day introductory workshop on water stewardship on 14th of July 2016 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, in Bangkok.
Globally businesses are benefiting from adopting water stewardship. It provides the framework for a holistic approach to water; it helps to identify and manage water-related risks, it enhances reputation in markets and social license in communities, it encourages efficiency and lowers water costs. The workshop will be hosted by the Australian arm of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and WWF-Thailand and will provide practical guidance to help businesses understand and address water related risks using the AWS Water Stewardship Standard and the WWF Water Risk Filter tool
The AWS Water Stewardship System is a global framework for defining, verifying and promoting good water stewardship. It is intended for adoption by major water using sites; be they agribusiness, industrial, commercial or public sector and is recognised globally as the mark of responsible water use.
The Water Risk Filter is a practical free online tool that helps users assess and map water risks in their supply chains and in the areas they operate in. It uses the best global water and commodity data available as well as specific information provided by the user to analyse all relevant indictors of water risk, not just the obvious scarcity issues. The Water Risk Filter tool spans the entire globe and covers all industries and over 120 agricultural commodities.
This workshop will introduce participants to these internationally recognised tools and allow participants to gain some first-hand experience using and applying them to their circumstances in Thailand and South-East Asia. You can find out more about the workshop in the attached draft program agenda and brochure.
Michael Spencer is Chair of the global Alliance for Water Stewardship and Secretary of Water Stewardship Australia. He has previously worked as a senior executive with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Centre, FSC Australia, National Australia Bank, BHP Billiton, BlueScope Steel and in the Office of the Premier of Victoria. He is a Fellow in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University and President of the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network.
Oliver Maennicke, Master of Engineering in Water Resource Management from Dresden University of Technology, Germany, joined WWF International in 2012 and has been working within Water Stewardship- and Corporate Relation teams, managing the WWF Water Risk Filter project. In 2014 he moved to WWF Australia, continuing his work on corporate water stewardship and risk assessment approaches both locally and internationally.
If you would like to attend, please register at https://awswwfbangkok14072016.eventbrite.com. Please be advised that seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for any specific question.