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2017 BWS Assessment Purpose • Provide feedback on BWS’s performance and offer guidance on work ahead • Gather lessons learned and insights from the field • Increase BWS’s understanding of what motivates businesses to engage on water


Methodology • Independent consultant • Anonymous interviews with ~30 businesses, policy makers, water managers in Oct/Nov 2017 • On-line survey sent to BWS mailing list-45 respondents Nov 2017


Profile of Interviewees and Respondents


Top Water Related Risks Facing Business


Engagement Barriers and Catalysts for Businesses


Key BWS Achievements To Date • Increasing size and diversity of BWS’s business membership • Business of Water summits and related press • Colorado River economic impact study • Work with the Arizona and Denver Chambers • Engagement on the Colorado Water Plan • Smaller, regional events for peer-to-peer learning and networking, generating local media attention • Support for the WaterSmart program at the Department of Interior, and the Bureau of Reclamation’s Basin Study


Key Takeaways • A wide variety of businesses face significant water risks that will become even more problematic without concerted action. • Many companies are beginning to get active on water issues in order to protect their businesses and communities. • The business voice is influential and can be a critical lever for advancing policy reforms and improving water management. • BWS is a powerful vehicle and resource for supporting smart policy, working on restoration, and sharing best practices.


Join Us • Opportunity to participate in the Business for Water Stewardship platform where your company is comfortable: Engage, Restore, Advocate and Convene • Move along the continuum using the tools we can provide for your specific company’s needs and level of commitment


Contact Us | Follow Us Ann Tartre Phone: 646-239-1983 Email: ann@businessforwater.org

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