ISO issues water efficiency standard

Responding to stress on water resources across the world, the International Organisation for Standardisation has issued a new management standard for water efficiency.

“Because we can’t produce more, the only solution is to be more efficient with what we’ve got,” it said in a press release issued yesterday.

The ISO 46001 certification standard states requirements and provides guidance on how to introduce a water efficiency management system (WEMS). It is geared for use especially in water-intensive operations and is based on the well-established plan–do–check–act model seen in the environmental management standard ISO 14001, among others.

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