This section provides additional detail to the services listed on the Home page
- Water supply risk assessment
- Water stewardship and sustainable water management
- Water quality legislation and standards
- Due diligence on natural mineral water and spring water sources
- European natural mineral water legislation
- Communicating through training, presentations and documentation
Water supply risk assessment
Most manufacturing sites rely on a reliable supply of high quality water. Every water supply, whether a private borehole or a sophisticated municipal supply, has a level of risk.
After compliance, the first important requirement is knowledge - of the supplier, the water sources and the risk of failure or contamination. A business also needs to understand the risk of water scarcity and whether they will have access to the water they need as their business grows.
Easton Consult can lead and advise on all aspects of water risk assessment, reporting and communication.
Water stewardship and sustainable water management
Sustainable water management is about sustainable business, sustainable environment and sustainable community. In addition to protecting their business, a good corporate citizen needs to know it is using water responsibly and sustainably and not causing any unacceptable impacts on the surrounding environment or community,Many companies, especially those with a high profile, need to be in a position to also communicate they are a good water steward. At a basic level, this means being prepared with the facts; at the advanced level, it is certification.
Easton Consult can advise on the assessments, actions and communications towards achieving and demonstrating water stewardship.
Water quality legislation and standards
Easton can advise on chemical and micro-biological standards in the
Drinking Water Directive, the Natural Mineral Water Directive and the
Codex Natural Mineral Water Standards.
Due diligence on natural mineral water and spring water
the event of acquisition of a bottled water business (based on Natural
Mineral Water or Spring Water, a thorough due diligence investigation of
the water sources and their management, is essential, to include:
- Raw water quality and risks of contamination
- Source capacity, safe yield and sustainability
- Regulatory aspects: permits, compliance with quality and treatments
- Condition of the water source, its equipment, transport and storage facilities
European natural mineral water legislation
Easton has many years experience advising on the European regulations
for natural mineral water and spring water. In the European Federation
of Bottled Water (EFBW), he was an active vice-chair on the Technical
& Regulatory Working Group for 7 years, representing Coca-Cola and
working closely with peers from Nestle Waters, Danone, Spadel, etc, and
Peter participated in consultations and representations for the review of the international Codex Natural Mineral Water Standard in 2008/09.
is an acknowledged contributor to the Guide to Good Hygienic Practices
for Packaged Water Europe (EFBW 2012), officially approved by DG SANCO
Easton Consult can advise on compliance and the suitability of a new or acquired water source for use as natural mineral water or spring water.
Communication on water through training, presentations and documentation
Easton has led numerous training programs on water supply management
and bottled water, and is experienced in tailoring the content to
multi-disciplinary or non-technical audiences. He has designed programs
to include a combination of his own presentations and incorporating
other relevant experts.
Peter has regularly contributed to 'accessible' guidance documentation on water management, such as the EFBW Guide to Good Hygienic Practices for Packaged Water.