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Water Efficiency for Industries

Foster sustainability, resilience and water efficiency


Demand for water is rising at a time of increasingly frequent shortages worldwide. This leads to growing competition between non-industrial areas of usage such as energy, agriculture and domestic consumption. “Business as usual” water management practices will risk approximately US$63 trillion or 45% of the projected 2050 global GDP. As water management is an important issue for stakeholders, the public, NGOs, the downstream supply chain, financiers, investors and regulators, companies need to review their water processes and treatment technologies to achieve water efficiency. Manufacturers and operators must consider optimisation and economisation of water streams as well as investment in new systems.

TÜV SÜD provides services for manufacturers and operators in water-sensitive industries that lead to higher efficiency, availability and resilience of water processes. These services include the development of an integrated water strategy, risk and impact management, and technical advisory.


Manufacturers and operators are under constant pressure to improve the quality, cost efficiency and resource efficiency of their production processes. By identifying potential risks, implementing best practices, managing water usage and meeting national and international quality standards, your organisation can increase its efficiency and resilience while promoting sustainability. 


As a trusted partner for the water and waste water sector, TÜV SÜD has a reputation for independence and impartiality. Our deep, interdisciplinary expertise improves the quality and efficiency of your water processes and water-related technologies. We help to identify, address and manage potential risks, thereby optimising processes for our clients. Our holistic approach covers all phases of the water system value chain, from planning and operations up to maintenance. With our comprehensive service portfolio and deep understanding of water-related technologies, we offer a single source for technical services and support. 

TÜV SÜD is an accredited testing laboratory for Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (WELS), and we can ensure customers comply with PUB’s specified guidelines and regulations regarding minimum performance and water efficiency requirements. For more details on Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (WELS), you may refer to PUB website.


TÜV SÜD possesses years of experience as an independent and impartial partner for manufacturers and operators in water-sensitive industries. We offer support for every stage of the value chain. Our experts provide knowledge services in planning phases through as-is analysis and risk analysis up to final technical services and training through development phases and maintenance.

KNOWLEDGE SERVICES - By providing pre-screening, scoring and benchmarking as well as tools for integrating water stewardship into the supply chain, we help organisations to increase water efficiency, implement water management systems and meet environmental requirements.

AS-IS ANALYSIS - Our experts help you create an inventory control and water balance sheet, develop system catalogues and review your processes. We explicitly support the development of customer-specific requirements and goals.

ASSESSMENT SERVICES - TÜV SÜD highlights risks by reviewing engineering processes, system operations and production plants regarding water processes and waste water treatment. Our international experts support you with industry leading knowledge of national and international legal requirements and Best Available Technology (BAT); for example, discharge limits for the U.S. pulp & paper industry according to 40 CFR 410, German discharge limits for textile processing according to AEV legislative regulations and Chinese discharge limits for sugar processing industry according to National Environmental Protection Standard HJ 2018-2012 and the EU Water Framework Directive.

AUDIT AND CERTIFICATION - We are one of the first companies accredited to certify Water Efficiency Management System according to Singapore Standard 577 (SS577) and Water Stewardship according to European Water Stewardship (EWS).

TRAINING - Our experts train your staff to operate in line with national and international standards and environmental requirements.
WATER FOOTPRINT - We can calculate or verify your water footprint according to the upcoming standard ISO 14046 or the Water Footprint Assessment Manual.

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