Origin Green ‘Pathways to Water Conservation’ Webinar
Water is vital to all food and drink production. It is used to grow and feed agricultural materials and to heat, cool, and clean during processing. As the global population increases, the demand for fresh water also increases. This puts serious stress on our water sources. Although Ireland typically has ample rainfall throughout its regions, conservation of water is important to maintain plentiful supplies during times of scarcity and drought. To encourage water conservation, water is a key target area in the Origin Green programme. Member companies’ water targets typically focus on improving water use efficiency within general production operations, cooling and heating, and wastewater management.
To further support Origin Green member companies in developing credible and ambitious water targets within their Origin Green plans, Origin Green will be hosting a webinar to release a new water target guidance document. This document provides guidance for Origin Green members to enhance their existing water conservation actions as well as providing clarity on water target setting using the SMART target setting principle. On the webinar, Origin Green will be joined by Ken Stockil, CEO of Central Solutions and Network Promoter of the Lean & Green Skillnet, to learn more about the Certified Water Stewardship Training Programme. In addition, webinar attendees will also hear from Simon Callanan, Resource Efficiency Manager at ABP Food Group to learn about ABP’s Water Stewardship Achievements to date.
Agenda & Speaker Details:
- Welcome and introduction – Martin Hofler, Sustainability Partnership Manager at Bord Bia
- Introduction to the Water Target Guidance – Rob Duncan, Manager of Energy and Environment Services At Mabbett
- Overview of the Certified Water Stewardship Training Programme – Ken Stockil, CEO of Central Solutions and Network Promoter of the Lean & Green Skillnet
- ABP’s Water Stewardship Achievements – Simon Callanan, Resource Efficiency Manager at ABP Food