water tools e-learning

Water tools e-learning

IPIECA launches water tools e-learning course

Offers opportunity for in-depth training on GEMI Local Water Tool

We are pleased to share that IPIECA has developed a new e-learning course offering training on water risk assessment tools, including the GEMI Local Water Tool for Oil & Gas.

GEMI and IPIECA collaborated in the development of the GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT) for Oil & Gas, a customized tool which may be used together with IPIECA’s Global Water Tool for Oil & Gas. GEMI and IPIECA work together to promote the two tools as mutually compatible and a provider of best practices for sustainable water management at the global, regional, national and local levels.

Please see the IPIECA news release below for more information on the new e-learning course.

Water risk assessment tools e-learning course launch

Having supported the development of the IPIECA Global Water Tool for Oil and Gas (a customised version of the WBCSD Global Water Tool) (GWT) and the GEMI® Local Water Tool for Oil and Gas™ (LWT), IPIECA is eager to ensure that members and the wider oil and gas industry are able to use these tools successfully. In order to maximize usage, we developed an online e-learning course.
The Water risk assessment e-learning training course aims to improve uptake and implementation whilst helping companies effectively, efficiently and easily monitor, assess and manage water risks.
Through various interactive and flexible units, the course provides managers with an overview of water risks in the oil and gas sector; and practitioners with a thorough overview of how to use and interpret outputs from both the GWT and LWT.
IPIECA encourages the oil and gas industry to take advantage of this great resource, to learn how, at your own pace, to use these water risk assessment tools and make a difference to the communities you operate in.
The course includes:
  • A completely flexible approach whereby users can work through at any pace and complete the units in any order. It is estimated that completing all the units would take approximately two hours.
  • A voiceover accompaniment to complement the text and highlight key messages – this can be switched off using the mute button.
  • Quiz questions at the end of each unit ensure your understanding – please be assured answers are not recorded or timed.
How the tool is deployed within your company is also flexible, for example:
  • You may want to simply include it as part of training plans with selected staff that is undertaken, at the trainees pace;
  • Use the training in a facilitated training session;
  • Use individual modules to explain different aspects of water risk management; or
  • Link to existing, in-house training.
If you have any feedback, comments or questions about the course, please contact us – we would be happy to hear from you. IPIECA may update the course and release a version 2 in the future so we would welcome any constructive input.
To use the new IPIECA Water risk assessment e-learning training course please click the button below. For a brief overview of the aims and content of the E-learning Course, please watch our new promotional video.

If you wish to learn more about water risk assessment tools then IPIECA’s Review of water risk tools (2014) is available to read and download.


Saving Energy, Water and Time by Keeping Our Air Fleet Clean – FedEx

Keeping a fleet of vehicles clean is a necessary, but important task for businesses whose calling card is their livery and the condition of which reflects directly on the brand – good or bad. But when your fleet includes aircraft, the task takes on a whole new level of complexity.

After all, it’s hardly possible to call into the local car wash with a 767.

Maintaining the cleanliness of planes is imperative because a film of dirt may mask cracks or cause fittings to wear excessively. And during the winter months, the de-icing process attracts more dirt to the fuselage and so the colder it gets, the more cleaning is required, which of course comes at a cost, to both the bottom line and to the environment.

That’s why FedEx Express has introduced a new, more eco-friendly fuselage cleaning procedure for the 13 aircraft serving Europe from its Roissy-Charles De Gaulle hub in Paris, France. Using a ‘moist-cleaning’ method that does not leave water on the tarmac developed and implemented by a local company (UDDS), the new procedure drives a number of benefits:

  • Energy saving: the cleaner the fuselage, the more aerodynamic the aircraft, reducing fuel consumption. Crews can also manually clean aircraft where they park, saving on towing vehicle fuel and the electricity to power automated washing equipment.
  • Water saving: the eco-friendly process uses 100 times less water than with conventional methods. In real terms this means 100 litres of water are used and disposed of instead of 10,000.
  • Time saving: maintenance can be carried out at the same time as cleaning, meaning aircraft are grounded for a shorter period of time.

We think this a great example of aligning citizenship goals with business goals to create the greatest impact – a ‘win-win’ situation for FedEx and for the environment.

To learn more about FedEx sustainability efforts, visit csr.fedex.com.

See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/Saving-Energy-Water-and-Time-Keeping-Our-Air-Fleet-Clean#sthash.z4p5Omfp.dpuf

Saving Water in McDonalds Washrooms in India

McDonald’s India is paying careful attention to its water use given its status in a country with severe water challenges. According to The Water Project, India’s population, which is three times that of the United States, is the second largest in the world.  Due to water contamination, the country experiences significantly high diseases caused by an unsafe water supply and only 33% of the country has access to traditional sanitation. Approximately 1,000 children in India die daily from diseases caused by contaminated water, according to The Economist.  An examination of water risks within restaurants identified the heavily used washrooms as a significant source of water consumption. In looking to address this challenge, McDonald’s asked Sealed Air’s Diversey Care team for a solution to help reduce water consumption in public and staff amenities.

McDonald’s India and Sealed Air Diversey Care teams quickly identified Diversey’s Flush-Me Not program which consists of waterless urinals that provide odor and stain control along with water savings in washrooms. The program consists of a urinal screen with embedded fragrance and a cleaning chemical spray. This program led to McDonald’s India achieving significant reductions in water use in 2014. Through the Diversey program, every urinal can become a waterless version saving up to 60% of water used without using expensive equipment. The solution is affordable and provides significant reductions in water use in washrooms.

The project, a critical component to help McDonald’s reach its water stewardship goals, was implemented at approximately 70 restaurants in India. The results for McDonald’s India were exemplary; approximately 1,700,000 gallons of water were saved from going down the drain over a 12-month period, and McDonald’s is in the process of replicating the program in more of its restaurants. The water saved in one year of the Sealed Air Diversey Care Flush-Me-Not program was enough to provide water for over 33,000 people for one day, a significant impact on India’s water challenge.

To read more about Sealed Air’s sustainability programs, please see our 2014 Sustainability Report.

See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/Saving-Water-McDonalds-Washrooms-India#sthash.t0C86jaL.dpuf

Business Value of Water

GEMI is pleased to share a new video series on the Business Value of Water. The series features sustainability leaders from GEMI’s member companies and non-profit partners sharing their insights on the business value of water.

Interviews were filmed during GEMI’s July 8-9, 2015 Meeting on Water Stewardship, hosted by Smithfield Foods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Interviewees were asked to share their insights on topics such as the business value of water risk management, integrating water goals into sustainability programs, and engaging with external partners around water stewardship.


GEMI Water Resources

Special thanks to Charleston|Orwig for all their support in the production of these video interviews.