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Business Strategies: Water Planning To Support Manufacturing Into The Futu...

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Ames, IA 50010

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Right now, water in Iowa remains cheap and readily available. But will that always be the case? What will you do if it’s not?

Are you looking to mitigate water-related risks at your sites or even within your supply chain?

Do you need a strategic framework to help identify water risks and opportunities and then put an action plan into place to address those risks and opportunities?

Do you want to actively manage water usage to reduce costs, generate new revenue, improve overall operations, enhance brand reputation and improve safety?

No matter what you make – metal parts, plastic parts, food, machinery, or just about anything else – water plays an important part in your company’s operations. There are regulatory reasons to do it. Your customers care. It is good for business. It is the right thing to do. CIRAS cares and can help your organization.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Business leaders and owners.
  • People managing sustainable supply chains interested in working with their suppliers to manage water issues and risks.
  • Personnel employed at water-using sites looking to apply the AWS Standard.
  • Sustainability professionals, major water users, members of the water and wastewater industry, catchment (watershed) managers and water policymakers. ​
  • Staff from water and natural resources management agencies interested in working with sites to implement good water stewardship.

SPEAKERS: Wisconsin MEP's Greg Gasper and Mark McDermid are certified AWS professionals.

AGENDA:

  • Why Start the Conversation? Who to Include.
  • Applied Exercises throughout the day.
  • Site Level Water Inputs: Use quantity. Discharge quantity, quality, timing.
  • Identify your stakeholders.
  • Site Level Water Outputs: Watershed Governance. Stakeholder engagement. Site water balance. Site water quality. Performance.
  • Watershed and Site Level Impacts: Water quality and quantity


Materials to Bring: Bring a laptop to the workshop to access materials throughout the class.

WHAT IS AWS: The AWS Standard is an international ISEAL compliant standard that defines a set of water stewardship criteria and indicators for how water should be managed at a site and within the watershed in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically beneficial. The six-step process acts as a strategic framework to help water users identify and mitigate water-related risks both inside and outside their facilities.

Read more on AWS: https://a4ws.org/the-aws-standard-2-0/download-the-aws-standard-2-0/

STAKEHOLDERS: Business owners, municipal managers, other industries in your watershed, community neighbors to your facility, Iowa watershed managers, community planning groups, economic development professionals, producers, etc.

***Attendees are advised to invite their watershed stakeholders to register and attend with them.

For questions, please contact Brenda Martin at 515-570-5282 or bkmartin@iastate.edu

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Ames, IA 50010

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