Responsible Water Management: Measuring Water Footprints in Colombia

Thursday May 10, 2012 8:00 - 9:30am San Francisco / 11:00 - 12:30pm New York / 5:00 - 6:30 pm Paris and Frankfurt

Reducing pressure on global water resources, particularly in developing countries, is recognized as an important factor for long-term sustainability. For companies committed to sustainable development, reducing the pressure they exert on water resources is a key part of their strategy. There is therefore a growing demand for appropriate methods to assess water usage and its impact on the environment. Join us to learn how Quantis International's cutting edge water footprint methodology development, application and valorization has been applied around the world through:

  • International initiatives on Water as the UNEP-SETAC Water Use Life Cycle Assessment initiative and is partner of the WFN
  • Development of an exhaustive water footprint database covering more than 4'000 industrial and agricultural processes, applying the latest methodology developments
  • Innovative methodology developments in the last few years that will set the principles of water footprint as commonly understood today

This webinar will present a case study in Colombia utilizing this methodology in partnership with the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC). The SDC is aware of the growing importance of the “water footprint”concept for companies, governments and citizens. Since 2010, it has embarked on a public-private development partnership with four Swiss companies, Nestlé, Syngenta, Holcim and Clariant, with the aim of evaluating their water footprints in Colombia.


The overall objective of the project is to reduce the water footprints of businesses and consumers in Colombia through the further development of an applicable “water footprint”-concept, promotion of its implementation and advocacy for its positioning in public policy.

  • By measuring the water use, special attention is given to the water usage in the factory as well as along the entire production chain until the end use of the final product
  • By taking the initiative to reduce their water footprints, the companies support water-focused social responsibility activities and projects, mainly in the communities surrounding and affected by their production plants
Speakers :
  • Quantis International, Samuel Vionnet, Product Manager, Water
  • Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC), Sergio Perez, Project Manager at SDC Colombia
  • Quantis International, Sebastien Humbert
Attendees list
32 people will attend this meeting, among them
Will attend in person Via streaming
Inventive Power
University of California, Da
Energy in Agriculture Specialist
Directrice générale, France
Veolia Environnement Recherc
Ingénieur de recherche
Business Development Director
Environment Scientific Affairs Director
Academic visitor
ingénieur de recherche
Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe
Environmetnasl advisor
Natural Systems Utilities, L
Senior Planner
Conservation International
Sr. Advisor, Corporate Leadership Strategies
Managing Director, US
LCA specialist
Life Cycle Analyst
PRe North America
Chevron Environmental Techno
Professional Intern
Eco Integrate Ltd.
CA Technologies
Energy and Sustainability Analyst
BIO Intelligence Service
Executive Director
The Selestos Group, Inc.
Sustainable Business Consult
European Commission
Scientific Officer
I Care Environnement
Chef de Projet - Analyse Environnementale
Kraft Foods
Associate Director Sustainability
International Projects Manager
Sustainable Water Works
Sourcemap Inc
Nestlé Research Center
LCA Specialist
Eaux Temps des Humains
Quantis International
Project Manager, Water Sustainability Expert
Veolia Environnement Recherc
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