Water Security

Water Security in Hands

According to the UN, “Water is the primary medium through which we will feel the effects of climate change. Water availability is becoming less predictable in many places, and increased incidences of flooding threaten to destroy water points and sanitation facilities and contaminate water sources. In some regions, droughts are exacerbating water scarcity and thereby negatively impacting people’s health and productivity. Ensuring that everyone has access to sustainable water and sanitation services is a critical climate change mitigation strategy for the years ahead.”

Water security in the automotive industry is important for socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable operations.

What We Do

AIAG’s Water Security workgroup provides a framework for automotive OEMs and suppliers to share leading practices related to water use in operations.


  • Water withdrawal benchmarking
  • Developing a water balance
  • Finding out the “True cost of Water”
  • Water Treasure Hunt process
  • Water conservation leading practices
  • Water reuse methods

1.9 billion people live in potential severely water-scarce areas. In 2050, this number will increase to 2.7 to 3.2 billion people.

United Nations | 2020

Get Involved

Benefits of engaging in this initiative include:

  • Improving water security for operations
    • Water and cost savings
    • Reduce operating risk
  • Access educational and information sharing opportunities, including symposiums, training and webinars

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The survey identified 135 aspects to benchmark for North American facilities, including metrics, assessments, management processes, and sustainability.

This document helps industrial facilities with operations that use water identify the "true cost" by tracking its use and associated expenses.

These companies are participating in this group:


Current Participants

  • Arcadis U.S., Inc.
  • Continental Corporation
  • Cree, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Honda of America Manufacturing Inc
  • IAC Group North America
  • Magna International Inc.
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Nissan North America
  • Stellantis
  • Toyota Motor North America

Program Management: Corporate Responsibility Team - (248) 358-3570

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