Water stewardship

Detailed analysis of an organization’s water consumption taking into account the specific local situation in order to evaluate the environmental, operational, legal, and reputational risks. In an “out of the fence approach”, water stewardship identifies opportunities and solutions in cooperation with the public, authorities, and other water users within the basin

Water quality

Physical (e.g. thermal), chemical and biological characteristics of water with respect to its suitability for an intended use by human or ecosystems