UNIDO meets the industrial development needs of its Member States through a variety of highly specialized and differentiated services that promote social inclusion, economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability, as well as cross-cutting activities in the fields of industrial statistics, research and policy, and the promotion of knowledge networks and institutional partnerships.
UNIDO and DNV GL - Business Assurance have joined forces to develop and implement projects in the field of water footprint measurement and promotion of water management best practices.
Foreseen projects include developing a water footprint self-assessment tool to assist small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries to evaluate their water footprint in restricted stages of a product life cycle, specifically the so-called ‘cradle-to-gate’ assessment from agricultural production through processing and production up to the factory gate (i.e. before the product is transported to the consumer).
DNV GL and Unido offer this free available webbased Water Calculation Tool for the Textile Wet Processing Sector - going into depth of process units. For further information about the project, the Water footprint calculator and other initiatives or guidelines in the domain of water footprint and water management, please contact your local RECP experts at www.recpnet.org or DNV GL specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to use the Water Calculation Tool for the Textile Wet Processing Sector
Introduction step: provide background information about your business: company size production, annual production, raw material (fibre type), product, relevant manufacturing processes, water source and treatment.
Water data: provide process specific data of water consumption and quality, based on batch or continuous processing, depending on the availability of data (estimation, process control, measured data)
Chemicals and discharge: provide information on used chemicals and amount and quality of discharged waste water
The resulting report gives you an overview of your water consumption, and compare it with regional available indicators of best practice.
For follow-up initiatives, contact our experts at www.recpnet.org