Presentation on theme: "Water Stewardship John Durkan ABP Food Group. Water Stewardship Context ABP Food Group Importance of water to ABP Supply chain implications "— Presentation transcript:
Water Stewardship John Durkan ABP Food Group
Water Stewardship Context ABP Food Group Importance of water to ABP Supply chain implications Measurement and monitoring Training and awareness Targets and objectives Verification Future
Global Agenda Population increases, Significant food requirement,
Global Agenda Population increases, Significant food requirement, Significant water demand Diminishing water resources
Water 1 Litre of water = 1 calorie
Water Key element to sustainability agenda?
Water Risks? Climatic changes, Water shortages, Intensive rainfall, Volatile moisture deficit, Restrictive water abstraction practices, Cost of water increasing, Necessity to reduce water consumption,
Farm Inputs Labour KnowledgeLivestock Seed TechnologyFertilisers Water Markets Crop Production Organic Material Machinery Sustainability Outcomes Waste Minimisation/Elimination Energy Reduction Halt Biodiversity Loss Water minimisation Minimise GHG Emissions Intensification Process Genetic Agro Ecological Socioeconomic ABP Supply Chain Cattle Processing Operation Slaughter Deboning Consumer Packs Retail Consumer
Water reduction programme Seek advice, Clean Technology Centre, Industrial bodies, Conferences, Working teams, Formulate a vision, Develop a programme, Communication, Resources, Results.
Measurement and monitoring Measurement of specific processes water usage, Establishment of KPI’s, Define the unit of production / output, Communicate the programme to staff, Seek employee engagement, Establish initiatives to reduce consumption, Monitor and report performance, Reassess targets Continuous improvement
Training and awareness Communicate the programme, Engage employees, Detail the purpose, aims and vision, Highlight the benefits for the company and to the environment, Reward wins and create competition within facilities, Communicate achievement, Encourage further involvement.
Targets and objectives Be ambitious Set targets that are realistic Set out a programme over time Invest resources Communicate
What initiatives ? Reduce wastage Better house keeping Optimise washing operations- more water doesn’t mean cleaner Process changes Look at nozzle selection Automatic sensors Capital investment Use variable speed drives Regulate pressure
Water reuse Consider possibilities to reuse water Treated wastewater for yard, vehicle and crates Rainfall harvesting