Volume of surface water used for the organization's operations during the reporting period.
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Water Used: Surface Water (OI8060). v4.0.
Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.
This metric is applicable to organizations sourcing their water directly from an above-ground water body rather than from a water service provider.
It can be used to report surface water used within the organization for any purpose, including but not limited to: productive processes (e.g., packaging, manufacturing, and others), human consumption, agricultural purposes, and others.
Organizations can refer to the following source for further guidance on water uses: Alliance for Water Efficiency (http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/).