Presentation on theme: "Introduction to the UNEP Project on Water footprint, neutrality and efficiency (WaFNE) CILCA, Coatzacoalcos, April 2011 Sonia Valdivia Guido Sonnemann."— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to the UNEP Project on Water footprint, neutrality and efficiency (WaFNE) CILCA, Coatzacoalcos, April 2011Sonia ValdiviaGuido SonnemannMaite AldayaSustainable Consumption and Production BranchDivision of Technology, Industry and EconomicsUnited Nations Environment Programme
2 Agenda UNEP and Thematic Priorities WAFNE project Water Accounting SystemsWater Assessment in LCIAGo through agenda/outline of the presentation
4 UNEP Thematic Priorities Climate ChangeHarmful Substances & Hazardous WasteEcosystem ManagementResource Efficiency & SCP *Disasters & ConflictsEnvironmental GovernanceDescribe the 6 priority areas of UNEPBiodiversity is cross-cutting, can be touched upon in multiple of these themesWill focus on SCP – our branch = SCP, RE – our unit = IRMU, contains both the Resource Panel and the Life Cycle Initiative*SCP = Sustainable Consumption & Production
5 WaFNE - Efficiency Economic efficiency + Environmental efficiency = Resource efficiency(water, materials, energy, land & emissions) By producing more wellbeing with less resource consumption, REenhances the means to meet human needs while respecting the ecologicalcarrying capacity of the Earth.Reducing the environmental impact of consumption and production of goods and services over their full life cycles
6 WaFNE overview - GoalTo enhance water efficiency and water quality management through the refinement of water accounting/ footprint and water neutrality methodologies with support of related management tools, their testing and application in(i) high water impact and water dependent industry sectors, used by their financiers and investors in due diligence and stock picking exercises, as well as(ii) water-stressed / scarce regions, used by public authorities in local water service and conservation operations.
7 WaFNE outline Time frame: 3 years (2009/10 – 2012/13) Partners: UNEP: UNEP SCP Branch (Paris), UNEP Finance Initiative - FI (Geneva), International Environmental Technology Centre - IETC (Osaka)UN Global Compact – CEO Water MandateBusiness & Industry: participant companies, organizationsRelevant UN institutions, expert institutes & networks: UN- Water, Pacific Institute, Water Footprint Network and UNEP/ SETAC International Life Cycle Initiative - ILCI, Global Reporting Initiative - GRI
8 WaFNE overview - Outputs Methodologies, toolsGuidelinesCountry pilot tests / demonstrationsCapacity platform and awareness raisingDialogue forums & communications
9 WaFNE activitiesRefinement, promotion of methodologies and tools for application of water accounting/ footprint related concepts / toolsUnder development: Expert groups working on a Life Cycle Impact Assessment methodology.Under development: ISO – Water Footprint Standard under developmentAvailable: ISO Footprint Network methodology
10 WaFNE activities 2. Guides UNEP publication on “Corporate Water Accounting”.Includes Water accounting methods:WFN “Water Footprint”, LCAWBCSD Global Water andGEMI Water Sustainability Tools.Authors:Pacific Institute and Institute for Environmental Research and Education
11 WaFNE activities 2. Guides Under development Private sector Report Water efficiency improvement in the corporate sector in South East – Asia (Vietnam)
12 WaFNE – Activities 2. Guides Under development Public sector UNEP report ‘Water footprint application, policy and measures at different geographic scales’1. WF application at different geographical scales2. Policy framework and measures3. Framework of the WF application in geographical areas
13 WaFNE activities 3. Country pilot tests / demonstrations Applying water accounting/ footprint related concepts & management tools in:- selected industry sectors (e.g. apparel)- financial sector- selected geographical locationsLater in June 2011: Pilots on water efficiency in South East – Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia) – Levis, H&M, Nordica and Nike.
14 WaFNE – Activities 4. Capacity platform & awareness raising Under development: Online capacity building platform for water accounting and managementOngoing: Regional capacity building and training of trainers on the use of the water footprint management tools in developing countries.Example: UNEP/SETAC Training on 7 April, CILCA
15 WaFNE – Activities5. Dialogue Forums & communicationsOngoing: Providing input to UNEP’s Resource Panel work on water accounting and footprint
16 WaFNE – Next Activities 2012 and on Pilot projects in water-intensive industry sectors in target countries, providing co- financing to interested companies funded by GTZ, Korean Funds, and others
18 Water accounting systems ProductionEurostat/OECD joint questionnaireSystem of Environmental and Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-W)FAO AQUASTATWater footprint datasetConsumptionInput output analysisPartial and general equilibrium modelsProcess analysis (LCA, WF)Water neutrality
19 Water neutrality http://www.waterneutral.org/ Water Neutral is an awareness campaign to promote the offsetting of water used and consumed through support of water related to prevention, recycling, reuse, and efficient use and distribution of water.
25 ISO 14046 Water Footprint • Development process: 2010-2012. • Objective: develop an international standard specifying requirements and guidelines to assess and report water footprint based on life cycle assessment.
26 SourcesISO (2011) ISO 14046, Water footprint – Requirements and guidelines. Available from: articles/isofocusplus_bonus_water-footprint.htmMorrison, J. and Schulte, P. (2010) Corporate water accounting: An analysis of methods and tools for measuring water use and its impacts. UNEP, The Global Compact CEO Water Mandate. Available from: nalysis.pdfUNEP DTIE (2011) Water Footprint, Neutrality and Efficiency (WaFNE) Umbrella Project. United Nations Environmental Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch. Available from:UNEP SETAC (2011) UNEP SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. Available from:WFN (2011) Water Footprint Network. Available from:
27 WaFNE Project For more information: Guido Sonnemann, PhD Sonia Valdivia, PhDMaite Aldaya, PhDSCP BranchUNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics