Guide to our resources on Water Stewardship

Countries forecast with the highest water stress in the coming years are also amongst those with the greatest tourism growth, putting hotel companies at the forefront of current and future water challenges. The following steps are strategic management practices and actions that hotels can take to embed water stewardship programmes across their portfolios.

Step one - Understand impacts and set objectives

These resources will help companies and properties understand the need for water stewardship, as well as calculate their own water use.
Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI)
Destination Water Risk Index (DWRI)
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Water Stewardship factsheet
Business Case for Sustainable Hotels

Step two – Take Action

The following resources will help companies and properties to understand the water scarcity risks they are exposed to, which markets are most affected, and how to begin embedding water stewardship into their properties, and with suppliers.
Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality
Water Stewardship for Hotel Companies
Water Risk Assessment

Step three – Review and report progress, and share best practice

These resources will help companies and properties review and report on their water stewardship progress, highlighting best practice, and sharing new initiatives.
Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality
Be part of our case study library
Visit the Net Positive Hospitality LinkedIn hub
Share your sustainability news with the Alliance

As hospitality companies progress towards Net Positive Hospitality, the World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance is keen to share good news and best practice from across the industry. Our Net Positive LinkedIn Hub acts as a positive space to celebrate these actions, achievements, and commitments.

We invite hotels to get involved by sending case studies to or tagging @Net Positive Hospitality within LinkedIn posts relating to environmental sustainability or social responsibility. We will then re-share industry posts onto our LinkedIn hub, for companies across and beyond the hospitality sector to see.

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View our priority areas of action for the hospitality industry to collaborate to make the most impact.

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We have range of free tools, research and resources to enable every hotel to manage their environmental impact and social responsibility.