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water consumption


The volume of freshwater used and then evaporated or incorporated into a product. It also includes water abstracted from surface or groundwater in a catchment and returned to another catchment or the [..]
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withdrawals


The volume of freshwater abstraction from surface or groundwater. Part of the freshwater withdrawal will evaporate, another part will return to the catchment where it was withdrawn, and yet another pa [..]
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water stress


The ability, or lack thereof, to meet human and ecological demand for freshwater. Compared to scarcity, water stress is a more inclusive and broader concept. It considers several physical aspects rela [..]
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water scarcity


Water scarcity
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CEO Water Mandate, Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines
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Water risk for businesses is also sometimes divided into two categories that shed light on the source of that risk and therefore what types of mitigation responses will be most appropriate


Risk due to company operations, products, and services.
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water risk for businesses


The ways in which water-related challenges potentially undermine business viability. It is commonly categorized into three interrelated types:
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Water risk is felt differently by every sector of society and the organizations within them and thus is defined and interpreted differently. That notwithstanding


CEO Water Mandate, Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines
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water risk


The possibility of an entity experiencing a water-related challenge (e.g., water scarcity, water stress, flooding, infrastructure decay, drought). The extent of risk is a function of the likelihood of [..]
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