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Driving Harmonization of Water-Related Terminology. Discussion paper

Driving Harmonization of Water-Related Terminology. Discussion paper
  • United Nations Global Compact. September 2014
  • This discussion paper seeks to assert common definitions for water-related terminology. The paper summarizes key outcomes from a dialogue process through which participant organizations sought to work toward a mutual understanding on key questions such as: (1) Do "scarcity", "stress", and "risk" refer to three distinct, useful concepts in the context of corporate water stewardship?; (2) What specifically is meant by each term? How do organizations conceive of them differently?; (3) How do these terms relate to one another?; (4) How can these terms be used in practice? For what purposes may these terms not be appropriate or useful?
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Corporate Social Responsibility, Risk management, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Private sector
  • Main purpose: Stimulate debate, Terminology
  • Type of resource: Discussion paper
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Published in 2015