Corporate water assessment can be used for a variety of purposes. The four primary needs addressed by assessment are:
- Efficiency, Eco-Design, and Sustainable Manufacturing relates to internal management and decision-making regarding a company’s water use and wastewater discharge.
- Risk Assessment and Identification helps companies understand how their water performance and the conditions of the watersheds in which they operate affect their and business.
- Managing Impacts and Stewardship Response is the assessment of the actual impacts to watersheds, ecosystems, and communities caused by corporate water use and wastewater discharge.
- Communicating Water Risk and Performance improves companies’ transparency and accountability with regard to their water-related policies and practices.