SuizAgua 2


Considering the occurrence of extreme weather events, Chile will be impacted in the long term by water scarcity, which will negatively influence the production of hydroelectric energy and agricultural production (OECD, 2016). This situation has already begun to generate problems in food and energy security, loss of ecosystems and biodiversity of the goods and services they provide and affect the quality of life of people and the development of the country.

In this context, the initiative supports models for watershed management in Chile. Companies play a fundamental role in the search for solutions that sustain their own production over time and the development of their shared environment. SuizAgua aims to generate a sustainable agroindustrial/export sector over time, regarding water requirements, considering both the production process and their location.

What do we do?

Evaluation and management of the Water Footprint (ISO 14.046): The water footprint of 5 agroindustrial/export companies is evaluated, through the application of the ISO 14.046 methodology, which will identify gaps and opportunities to reduce water consumption through the strategic implementation of measures to reduce their footprint and improve water efficiency. Strategic actions in the territory (RSEAgua): The SuizAgua Andina Chile project will invite the private sector to participate in the water issue discussion at a local level, where sits its sphere of influence. This will allow their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to provide a strategic input of its environment, using the RSEAgua (CSRWater) "win-win" concept.

What are we looking for?

Generate awareness on the impact of the production of goods and services on water, to drive actions from the private sector, public entities and civil society to improve water management, mainly in the agroindustrial/export sector. The project seeks to develop and implement the Water Footprint concept to improve water management, involving companies in the agro-industrial/export sector, given its social, economic and environmental importance, as well as the dependence of the agricultural industry on water resources for its sustainability over time.



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