Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) – a technical coalition of global companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector – has published a Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling.

According to the US-based BIER, the guide “is designed to be relevant to any facility, in any industry, in any location in the world, and intended to accelerate internal conversations and decisions at the regional and facility level with regards to investments in advancing water stewardship through reduction, reuse, and recycling”. It would emphasize:

  • Why transitioning “beyond reduction” is important in addressing the shared global water challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • Decision-making based upon an understanding of unique local watershed conditions or ‘context’ around a given facility.
  • Practical guidance to accelerate conversations within companies and with other water stakeholders on water reuse and recycling opportunities at a regional and local level.

“We must adopt water circularity thinking whereby every drop of water is optimized towards a shared objective of a net water increase to local water supplies,” Nick Martin, Executive Director of BIER, is quoted.

BIER is facilitated by the international engineering and environmental consulting firm Antea Group (

The complete guide is available for download at

(GR12020, Page 14)