Training Programme on “Training program on “Consultant Development on Water Auditing and Water Footprint Assessment” based on ISO 14046:2014 Standard



Water is an essential natural resource.

The issue of water and its management has become increasingly central to the global debate on sustainable development. This interest has been driven by growing water demand, increasing water scarcity in many areas and/or degradation of water quality. This drives the need for a better understanding of water related impacts as a basis for improved water management at local, regional, national and global levels.

It is therefore desirable to manage water in a systematic way with more focus on improved water use efficiency.

Water efficiency at facility level could be achieved by conducting a water audit. A Water Audit is a “Systematic Approach of Identifying, Measuring, Monitoring and Reducing the water consumption by various activities”. One should know exactly how the water is being used in his premises prior to planning any water management program and it is achieved by conducting a water audit.

Water footprint assessment is an analytical tool, it can be instrumental in helping to understand how activities and products relate to water scarcity and pollution and related impacts and what can be done to make sure activities and products do not contribute to unsustainable use of freshwater. As a tool, a water footprint assessment provides insight, it does not tell people ‘what to do’. Rather it helps people to understand what can be done.

The ISO standard (ISO 14046:2014) which is based on Water Footprint Assessment Manual (developed by Water Footprint Network) aims to provide a harmonized framework that can be used for a transparent, consistent, and credible assessment and reporting of water footprint results of products, processes, or organizations. According to the standard, a water footprint assessment should consider water consumption in all stages of the life cycle of a product from raw material acquisition to final disposal.

Course Details

The program is a five days programme with two-days online course, two-days classroom sessions and one-day industry visit. Participants should complete online course and related assessments before attending the classroom sessions and industry visit. The participant has to obtain passwords to log into the online platform from the National Cleaner Production Centre upon payment of the course fee.

Classroom sessions and industry visit will be held in three consecutive days 29th, 30th and 31st October 2019 from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm at Renuka City Hotel, Colombo 03.

Certificate will be issued after evaluation of participants and continuous assessment during the course and participants who have successfully completed the course will be eligible to enter the person certification scheme under ISO 17024:2015.

The course fee will be LKR 24,500/= per person inclusive of handouts and all meals. The participants have to register for the programme making the full payment and enrolment will be first come first served basis.

How to enroll?

If you find this training program useful to train the personnel in your organization, kindly confirm your participation by sending the filled registration form attached below. For more information contact Ms. Nisansala Ranundeniya ; Tel- 0112822272/3, 0763162447 Email:

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