Water valuation helps businesses understand their water impacts and dependencies, eventually informing their water stewardship approaches and leading to the internalization of water-related externalities. Businesses must value water to improve financial performance, ensure business continuity and maintain their social license to operate.
The case studies below have been developed by WBCSD to mark the World Water Day 2021, on the theme of valuing water. They showcase examples from a cross-section of WBCSD’s membership on how they value water. The aim is to highlight the various dimensions of valuing water and how businesses integrate it into their strategy, operations and decision making.