This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action. This guide is intended for site staff or technical water specialists responsible for water management, and relevant corporate staff. This guide lays out three key elements for setting effective site water targets:
Water targets should respond to priority water challenges within the catchment;
The ambition of water targets should be informed by the site’s contribution to water challenges and desired conditions; and
Water targets should reduce water risk, capitalize on opportunities, and contribute to public sector priorities.
This case of the Santa Ana RIver Watershed illustrates how the guidance was applied by a group of companies in that watershed.