Independent Review of Water Projects

Independent Review of Water Projects

In an effort to reduce their water footprint, food & drink companies in the UK came together to join the water roadmap, which aims to establish 20 water stewardship projects by 2030 with at-risk catchments identified as being key sourcing areas for UK food & drink. The aim of this project was to better understand and reduce! the negative impacts of freshwater abstraction and use for the UK food & drink companies on the ecosystems and people in areas where the water is sourced.

In the summer of 2022, Fresh Thoughts Consulting checked all existing water stewardship projects linked to the Water Roadmap. This was based on the previous work of the “The Rivers Trust” in the UK and the WWF overseas. They have helped set up an annual independent project review process. The review consisted of reviewing all reports and assessing the progress for the key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as checking potential financing gaps and conducting interviews with the project leads. The tasks also involved reporting back and summarizing the findings for the water oversight panel.

The project was commissioned by the UK-based climate action NGO WRAP.






Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

geographic scope:

United Kingdom (UK), Kenya, South Africa


Guido Schmidt
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