Ecolab launches free online tool to help businesses become ‘water smart’
Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has launched the Ecolab Smart Water Navigator, a free online tool to help businesses in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and throughout the world improve their water management in the face of rising water scarcity.
According to Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker Jr., the Smart Water Navigator has been developed to ‘help turn good intentions into action’. Based on a 13-question assessment informed by leading water stewardship experts, the Smart Water Navigator shows companies how their individual facilities are performing compared to industry-leading water management practices.
The tool places each facility on a Water Maturity Curve, generating industry and location-specific guides to help companies build sustainable, ‘water-smart’ practices. The Smart Water Navigator also includes practical steps for companies to rise up on the Water Maturity Curve. The launch of the Ecolab Smart Water Navigator comes as the World Resources Institute (www.wri.org) forecasts that unless widespread measures are taken immediately, 33 countries globally will face extremely high water-related stress by 2040. Fourteen of the 33 countries are in the Middle East.