Water Stewardship in Action: Sustainable Practices for the Food and Drinks Industry

23 May 2024


Join SLR for an insightful webinar focused on water stewardship within the food and drinks industry. Water plays a crucial role in every stage of production, from agriculture to processing and packaging. This webinar will explore the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for sustainable water management in this sector.

During this webinar, SLR will: 

  • Give an overview of global water regulations impacting the food and drinks industry and best practices for compliance.
  • Explore the environmental risks associated with water use and the importance of sustainable practices including business reasons.
  • Provide you with an understanding of water usage patterns, hygiene requirements, water treatment opportunities and challenges specific to food and beverage production.
  • Showcase industry collaborations and partnerships driving water stewardship initiatives forward, as well as discussing the role of stakeholder investment. 
  • Explain innovative approaches for conserving water throughout the production cycle, and introduce water footprint assessment methodologies.
  • Analyse water stewardship vs traditional water management approaches.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to Emily Owen or Ian Andrews.





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Emily Owen

Emily is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, Chartered Environmentalist and Charted Scientist specialising in water management, flood risk management and Environmental Impact Assessment.

She has experience in a range of sectors and has built her knowledge, experience and capability for setting water management to improve climate resilience through catchment and stakeholder-based solutions.

Emily has undertaken training in Environmental Economics to communicate water risk in traditional business terms aiding decision makers to appropriately assess their opportunities and risks. Emily is a professionally credentialed specialist through the Alliance for Water Stewardship.

Ian Andrews

Ian is a Chartered Chemist with over 40 years’ experience in the water industry.

Following 20 years in the wastewater operations business at Yorkshire Water including a period as a Trade Effluent Control Manager, Ian moved into consultancy and has subsequently supported industrial clients with water and wastewater issues across Europe, the United States, China, Brazil, Australia and sub Saharan Africa.



Professionals from the food and drinks industry, including sustainability managers, operations directors, supply chain managers, and regulatory compliance professionals, interested in enhancing water stewardship practices and sustainability initiatives within their organisations.

Webinar- Water Stewardship in Action: Sustainable Practices for the Food and Drinks Industry