Strategy and Policy Advisement

Water Strategy and Implementation

Our team of water management experts will help your organization create a water strategy and implementation plan, starting by outlining the risks in the watersheds where you operate such as water availability and your competitors.

As part of this service, WaterSMART will determine the best options for sourcing, using, reusing and disposing of water, all based on your specific water needs. We will then support the implementation of this strategy by facilitating access to water, including providing help with regulatory applications and assisting during meetings with regulatory agencies. We will also help reduce the amount of water your organization already consumes, and will develop monitoring and reporting requirements. Finally, our services include assessing and recommending the most appropriate technologies to create cost reductions and better water management practices.

Regional Water Management Planning and Options Assessment

Our team of water management experts works with companies and municipalities to identify water management options and to assess the best opportunities for sourcing, using, reusing and disposing of water, all based on your water needs today as well as in the future.

Our services include helping with regulatory applications and assisting during meetings with regulatory agencies and related organizations. We will also develop water metrics and reporting systems for both internal and external disclosure requirements.

Water Investment Risk and Valuation Assessments

WaterSMART works with investment houses and banks to identify, understand and quantify the water risks facing the companies they invest in or those they are considering adding to their portfolios. We accomplish this by conducting water strategy reviews, market assessments, and water technology assessments. We then assign risk scores and monetary values to each of the water risks present to create a full understanding of the true value of water to the organization and to the investor.

We also work with organizations on strategic acquisition opportunities in water related businesses, including target identification, approach strategies, due diligence and integration planning and execution.

Policy Development and Implementation Support

WaterSMART works with governments and other organizations to support the development and implementation of water policies. Our services include conducting research into regulations, legislation, relevant case studies and the policies of outside jurisdictions; determining which of our research findings apply to your organization; and, developing and supporting the implementation of the policies that are applicable. We also identify gaps in current policies and regulations and work with various levels of government to address these gaps.