Water as a valued resource

Published 22 August 2018

While seen as a common and “free” resource, this approach to water often leads to wasteful use of this source of natural wealth. Therefore, quantifying and calculating the cost of its use is the first step to truly valuing it. Cementos Argos explains its approach and the cost savings this enables the company to make. By Cementos Argos, Colombia.

Conserving water resources in the area surrounding Cementos Argos’ Toluviejo plant, Colombia

Water is an essential resource for human activities, ecosystems functioning and industrial processes. Currently, water resources throughout the world are under increasing stress due to the combined effects of three major challenges: population growth, economic development and climate change. Aware of this, Cementos Argos directs its efforts towards the identification and adequate management of its operation’s risks and impacts, to ensure water availability and generate a positive net impact through the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy.

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