About water stewardship

Effective water management is not just about direct water use, hotels should also consider the impact of the products they buy and the access their employees and local community have to clean water and sanitation facilities. 

Water-related issues are likely to increase as climate change is expected to affect the water cycle and there’s a high chance that extreme weather events will increase in frequency.

The industry has a role in managing its water consumption to protect the communities in which they operate and the future of their businesses. 

This factsheet explores the issues of water risk and provides recommendations for the hospitality industry on how to reduce impacts on hotel operations and local supply. It includes:

  • tips on how to get started
  • case studies from the hospitality industry
  • links to useful resources and organisations