Business Guide to Water Valuation: an introduction to concepts and techniques
This Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business-specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation. The intention is to arm business managers with the knowledge and critical eye needed to work with valuation specialists. This will help managers commission, manage and review water valuation studies, as well as make the best use of the findings.
The Guide will also serve a wider audience interested in water
valuation, including policy-makers and valuation experts, in order to
facilitate consistency in use of approaches and terminology for future
water valuation studies.
The Guide draws upon 25 business-related valuation cases from 10
different sectors that illustrate how water valuation can be used to
reach different goals, and that help explain the concepts and
techniques. It builds on the WBCSD’s Water Valuation: Building the business case publication,
which sets out the international trend towards valuing water and the
business case for water valuation. The business case arises from
investigating water issues with a value-based lens. Key business case
arguments include enhancing decision making, maintaining and enhancing
revenues, reducing costs, managing risks and enhancing reputation.
The Guide also complements the WBCSD’s Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation,
which provides a generic approach for businesses to incorporate the
value of ecosystem services and environmental externalities within their
decision-making. It does this by providing water-specific
recommendations, advice and examples for each stage of a CEV.
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