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Water Used: Surface Water (OI8060)

Volume of surface water used for the organization's operations during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Flow
Metric level
Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Water Used: Surface Water (OI8060). v4.0.

Footnote

Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • 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/).