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Global standards agreed for water stewardship

Launched at World Water Week, the Global Water Roundtable will seek to establish rigorous, realistic water stewardship standards that have the potential to affect the way water is managed around the world. The roundtable will be facilitated by conservation charity WWF…Jason Clay...at WWF [said] "The Global Water Roundtable is a pragmatic, consensus-driven way to recognise water managers who are reducing their water footprint."… The roundtable's work will be funded…through a $1m grant from commercial cleaning company JohnsonDiversey. The company's water management experts will also provide technical and operational input…Company president JohnsonDiversey said: "Business leaders around the world cannot ignore the importance of water conservation in their future business plans.