The water footprint of a community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the community or produced by the business.
Businesses are becoming more aware of the need to reduce, reuse and recycle as a mantra for being serious about sustainability and the green economy. This is especially true of energy and water resources where limitations on potable water use and conservation measures are becoming more important to consumers, businesses and industry here in Massachusetts. The need to become more water wise is apparent in several Massachusetts watersheds that have been overstressed due to depletion of groundwater and surface water supplies or have restrictions placed on seasonal water demands. This EBC program will provide information on the development of a water footprint for a business leading to a process to reduce the amount of water consumed. Case studies will provide examples of facilities that have developed a vision for sustainable water resource management and then expanded that vision to include the promotion of green business practices.
Registration: 7:30am – 8:00am
Program: 8:00am – 12:00pm
EBC Water Resource Committee- Planning Meeting
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 – 12:00 PM – 2:00PM
Following this program there will be a planning meeting for upcoming Water Resources programs and meetings.
All attendees of the previous program are welcome to attend the planning meeting. Otherwise, all Committee meetings are for EBC members and their guests only. There is no charge for members to attend this meeting.