Resources Available to Business to Quantify and Reduce the Water Impacts of their Water Use (2012)

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This study was commissioned by Defra to inform businesses about resources to assess and understand the impacts of their water use. 34 resources such as risk assessments were identified through a literature review and expert comment, out of which ten were further investigated. The study is considered to provide a good insight into different available resources and help businesses to ask the right questions to identify the most appropriate resources for their purposes. Engaging more business users, stronger cooperation between stakeholders, and the development of a decision-support framework for selecting options were viewed as important for driving future water efficiency efforts by businesses.