Tackling Water Challenges Through Water Stewardship
Businesses and communities across the Pacific rely on freshwater resources for livelihood, agriculture, tourism, and cultural traditions. Yet the region faces increasing climate and water challenges such as changing rainfall patterns, sea-level rise, drought, flood, landslip, saltwater intrusion, poor sanitation, limited infrastructure, and water scarcity.
With global demand for freshwater expected to exceed supply by 40% by 2030, Water Stewardship has an important role to play in promoting equitable, sustainable, and economically viable water use. A Water Stewardship approach harnesses the power of multi-stakeholder engagement to drive effective, verifiable site and catchment-based action to address water risks.
5 Key Steps
- Work with stakeholders to understand water use, risks, impacts and shared values at a site and catchment level.
- Develop a water stewardship plan with actionable steps and clear responsibilities to improve water management.
- Implement the plan and improve water management through targeted measures.
- Evaluate actions taken and revise the plan for ongoing continuous improvement.
- Communicate water actions transparently and foster collaboration with stakeholders. Together, these steps work to manage water challenges and deliver sustainable water outcomes at a site and catchment level.
Delivering Water Stewardship
Hydroflux and Cress
Hydroflux, a sustainability driven organisation, delivers unrivalled engineering, scientific and technological solutions for a more secure future, with a focus on water, wastewater, renewable energy, climate resilience and environmental protection.
We have a track record of consistently achieving sustainable water outcomes in the Pacific while supporting our customers to build resilience, gain a competitive advantage, stay ahead of regulations, meet community expectations and the evolving demands of consumers.
Water Stewardship Case Studies
Fijian Food Producer
Amid water scarcity challenges influenced by ENSO climate patterns, Hydroflux collaborated with a major Fijian food producer to reimagine their crucial water supply. This involved an innovative NX filtration pilot trial to achieve log reduction required to meet food safety standards.
OK Tedi Mining
In Papua New Guinea’s remote and challenging dense jungle environment, the RoadTrain® sewage treatment system provided a mining solution that’s built to last.
The decentralised design prioritises longevity. Augmentation allows for expansion as the community grows and its prefabricated bolted structure enables easy transportation and delivery in difficult to access locations.
Mamanuca Island Resorts Working with Likuliku Lagoon and Malolo Island resorts, Hydroflux implemented a zero-discharge sewage treatment solution, eliminating discharge into surrounding marine sanctuaries while providing treated water for ecosystem restoration and critical habitat protection.
Cress Consulting, a Hydroflux business, offers comprehensive sustainability advice and has extensive experience, understanding and expertise in water stewardship.
Hydroflux, as a carbon-neutral certified organisation, is ideally positioned to support businesses in their pursuit of improved water stewardship.
Together with Cress, we support our clients to adopt a water stewardship approach which not only demonstrates a commitment to sustainable water management, but also addresses climate risks, strengthens stakeholder relationships, improves local water quality and creates cost savings. Together, we call on governments and the business community to accelerate credible climate action, through Water Stewardship in managing and preserving our most precious resource to ensure a water secure future for all.