This Guide describes how companies can contribute to water-related public policy goals and support policy that is developed and effectively implemented for the benefit of all water users. It is founded on the belief that equitable processes that bring together affected parties will be a powerful tool for reducing shared water risks and combating this century’s emerging water issues.

Effective business water accounting methods are critical for sustainable water management, according to the new Pacific Institute report Corporate Water Accounting: an Analysis of Methods and Tools for Measuring Water Use and Its Impact, prepared for the United Nations Environment Programme and the CEO Water Mandate.