Ireland has developed a strong leadership position in addressing water stewardship responses across industry in recent years. The genesis of this movement can be traced back to 2013 when Water Stewardship Ireland, formally known as the Large Water Users Community of Practice, was established with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This voluntary, industry-led network of companies has since grown to consist of 300 of the largest production and service facilities across Ireland including global leaders, key national stakeholders and development agencies working to develop and maintain strong water stewardship practices in their operations.
Working in partnership with a range of National and European state agencies, stakeholders and industry, Water Stewardship Ireland has designed a clear pathway that enables businesses to access peer-to-peer expertise, turn-key water stewardship innovations and programmes, international certification and cutting edge research insights.
Water Stewardship Ireland is facilitated by 20FIFTY Partners, a mission-led SME based in Ireland which has been driving awareness and action on the water agenda for the last decade.
The company specialises in developing and implementing integrated water stewardship response programmes for water companies, agencies and corporates across Europe. 20FIFTY Partners also operates a number of national support programmes including Water Stewardship Ireland, the Climate Ready Academy and the Sustainable Enterprise Skillnet.
European Water Stewardship (EWS)
Nestlé Wyeth Nutrition
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
ABP Food Group
Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA)
Water Stewardship Ireland works in partnership with the following organisations to support and advance better water stewardship on a national and international level.