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Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water?

It’s not uncommon for hotels – especially on islands – to have their own off-grid energy to protect their business and reduce costs and carbon footprint, but could going off-grid do the same for a hotel’s water footprint? In this Talking Point Ilan Wilf, Global VP of Sales for Fluence Corporation explains how decentralised water […]

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon Trust – is hosting a free webinar for caterers, to help them learn more about applying the award in their kitchens to review their approach to energy, water and waste. Energy costs account for nearly a quarter of overheads in […]

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water

Julien Goalabre of the Bali Water Protection Programme says the paradise island’s water resources are rapidly disappearing and hotels need to join in efforts to protect this essential resource. BALI – ‘The Islands of the Gods’ is a paradise loved by people worldwide; blessed by a wonderful culture dedicated to arts and spirituality, abundant natural […]

How can hotels’ water conservation help the Global Goals?

As World Water Week comes to an end, experts have discussed a number of issues touching this year’s theme of Water and waste: Reduce and reuse. Key to the discussion was how fundamental water is to achieving the United Nations’ Global Goals. As more international hotel groups are aligning their CSR activity with the Goals, […]

Student Hotel group commits to 20% water saving in European cities

The Student Hotel group is committing to save 20% water in European cities through a research partnership which sees it become a ‘living lab’. Via a landmark public-private partnership with Wageningen University (WUR), Sapienza University and start-up, Amphiro, the innovative initiative, which began in Rome, Italy, responds to water shortage challenges in major cities. It aims […]

Radisson Blu wins IMEX Sustainability Award

Blu Planet, the responsible business programme of Radisson Blu hotels has been named winner of the 2017 IMEX-GMIC Innovation in Sustainability Award. The IMEX-GMIC award celebrates inspiring brands that drive sustainability forward through innovation, collaboration and idea sharing. The IMEX Awards programme was developed to recognise individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to […]

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk

Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft have collaborated to create the industry’s first publicly available financial modelling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making. This is of particular interest to hotels seeking to develop in water scarce destinations. The Monetizer now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to […]

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

For World Water Day, and to raise awareness of the global inequality in safe drinking water and water scarcity in many parts of the world, One Water challenged a number of people to manage a whole day of water use on just five litres. In this blog Andrew Selley, Chief Executive of Bidfood (previously Bidvest […]

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day

Joseph Bazzinotti, global president, commercial laundry at Xeros looks at why hotels dealing with their wastewater can help save them money as well as protect this precious resource. In 1993, the United Nations officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. With over 663 million people living without fresh water supply close to their homes, […]