Case studies

In June 2017, we launched the Business Guide to Circular Water Management to help companies respond to the challenges of water availability. As a complementary resource to the Guide, the below case studies illustrate successful circular water management practices from companies across different sectors. 

BP case study

See how BP lowered water demand and reduced potable water use by starting a water minimization program with several industrial partners, the local water company and local regulators. 

 

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EDF case study (Norte Fluminense in Brazil)

Explore how EDF reduces its water consumption and saves energy through rainwater collection and recovery.  

 

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ENGIE case study

Learn about a unique cooperation between key stakeholders to reduce private-sector impact on water reserves and to secure water supply in an expanding industrial area.

 

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HeidelbergCement case study

Discover how Heidelberg went from discharging water to supplying water by partnering with the entity that provides drinking water to local communities   

 

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L’Oréal case study

Learn how L’Oréal’s global industrial water program aims to reduce water consumption and increase water reuse through process optimization and treated wastewater recycling.  

 

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P&G case study

Learn about P&G’s integrated “designed in” sustainability concepts to reduce and re-use water while maintaining quality and safety requirements at one of their manufacturing plants in China.   

 

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QGC case study

See how QGC (Shell’s subsidiary) implements beneficial re-use by investing in water treatment facilities to turn water in a resource that be used by the local community

 

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Shell case study

Discover how Shell minimizes freshwater use and truck traffic on local roads by collaborating with the city. 

  

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Vale case study

Find out about Vale’s solution to optimize water processes for mining equipment and eliminate risks to workers’ safety. 

 

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