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GE, MillerCoors, Coca-Cola, Cisco, Nestle Waters, Cadbury Schweppes, Adobe, Pepsi Co and more to Discuss Water Management in San Francisco

Submitted by: Green Power Conferences

Categories: Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Sep 22, 2008 – 09:10 PM EST


Top companies to share best practices in sustainable water strategies at Corporate Water Footprinting this December 2-3

Sep. 22 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO,CA. – September 22, 2008 – Companies are waking up to water management as an essential part of building a sustainable business and developing innovative strategies for measuring and cutting water use across the supply chain.

Corporate Water Footprinting, which takes place December 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, will bring together businesses and water conservation experts to discuss best practices in water measurement and conservation.

"I'm looking forward to hearing what others are doing, as it may help our efforts, and to get feedback on our approach," says Greg Koch, Managing Director of Global Water Stewardship at The Coca-Cola Company. Koch will present on Coca-Cola's aggressive water reduction plan at Corporate Water Footprinting. Since 2002, the company has improved its water efficiency by over 20% and is setting further targets for long-term efficiency.

This conference will outline how leading companies are addressing water management and offer practical advice on mapping and reducing water consumption. It will also explain the concept of "water footprinting" which was developed by water management expert Dr. Arjen Hoekstra, another conference presenter.

Speakers at this event include:
Greg Koch, Managing Director of Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company
Kim Marotta, Senior Director of CSR, MillerCoors
William Reilly, Chairman, Global Water Challenge
Mary Ellen Mika, Supply Chain Manager, Steelcase
Nayeem Sheikh, Energy Program Manager, Cisco Systems
Randy Knox, Senior Director, Global Facilities Services, Adobe
Jeff Fulgham, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Water & Process Technologies
Tom Cooper, Corporate Water Programs Manager, Intel
Dr. Arjen Hoekstra, Professor in Multidisciplinary Water Management, University of Twente
Daniel Bena, Director of Sustainability, Health, Safety, and Environment, PepsiCo International
Paul Halberstadt, Director of Environmental Engineering, ConAgra Foods
David Croft, Head of Conformance and Sustainability, Cadbury Schweppes
Kevin Mathews, Environmental Director, Nestle Waters

Topics to be covered include:

  • "Water Footprinting" – what does it involve – what are the corporate benchmarks?
  • Measuring water use across the supply chain
  • Working with stakeholders on water solutions
  • The outlook for future water supply shortages and their impact on business
  • Monitoring water consumption per product or service
  • Techniques on engaging employees and managers on water conservation
  • Updates on water efficiency, recycling, and reuse
  • Expert analysis on water risks for corporations
Measuring and reducing water use is not only an important part of risk management and sustainability; it also helps business save on energy, carbon and costs. But measuring and cutting water consumption is a complex and challenging task involving many stakeholders along the supply chain which is why companies will benefit from sharing best practices at this event.Corporate Water Footprinting's interactive program is designed to inform those managing environmental, sustainability, facilities, supply chain, water, energy, natural resource, logistics, regulatory affairs, and public affairs functions.

To download the event brochure, please visit the event web site at:

For more information please contact Lenka Smejkalova, Green Power Conferences, +44 (0)207 099 0600,

About Green Power Conferences:

Green Power Conferences provides high quality, interactive events specializing in four areas: Renewables, Biofuels, Carbon Markets and Corporate Climate Response. Corporate Climate Response events bring together companies, regulators and other carbon experts to discuss how companies can best reduce their overall carbon emissions.

For more information, please contact:

Lenka Smejkalova Green Power Conferences
Phone: +44 (0)207 099 0600

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