Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Management, today announced that it has officially endorsed the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate.
In a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, TaKaDu Founder and CEO Amir Peleg expressed TaKaDu’s commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and the CEO Water Mandate – the world’s leading platform advancing corporate water stewardship policies and practices.
“We believe strongly in the principles of the UN Global Compact and the tenets of the CEO Water Mandate”, said Mr. Peleg. “The escalating global water crisis will require the concerted effort of the international business community, working in partnership with governments, civil society, and other stakeholders. TaKaDu’s work in the Smart Water Grid sector is focused on the sustainability of water networks, and we are delighted to be joining this UN effort to ensure the future of water.”
Launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2007, the CEO Water Mandate has grown to include more than 100 companies representing a spectrum of geographies and sectors. The Mandate requires companies to endorse six areas – direct operations; supply chain/watershed; community engagement; collective action; public policy; and transparency – and disclose their progress annually.
In 2012, the CEO Water Mandate launched its Water Action Hub – a global online platform designed to catalyze local partnerships among businesses and other stakeholders in specific river basins and watersheds. Since the launch, nearly 300 project locations have been posted on the site.
“We are honored to join a group of global leaders like Coca-Cola, Nestle, Unilever, and Siemens, and look forward to collaborating with other Mandate endorsers and stakeholders in the years ahead,” said Peleg. “It is abundantly clear that when it comes to water – every drop counts and partnerships and collaboration are key to a sustainable future.”
TaKaDu is a global leader in Water Network Management, allowing water utilities to improve network efficiency and make smart short and long-term planning decisions. Using advanced statistical and mathematical algorithms, TaKaDu harnesses the power of multiple data sources generated by utilities, translating their raw data into actionable insights. The TaKaDu solution transforms the way water networks are operated and managed, from the analysts monitoring the network for leakage, flow, pressure and water quality issues to the management teams identifying challenges, maximizing resources, and making OPEX and CAPEX decisions. The solution is cloud-based, rapidly implemented and requires no physical changes to the network.
The TaKaDu solution has been widely adopted by water utilities in Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East. The company’s leadership position and innovative approach have been recognized with numerous industry awards, including the prestigious World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award and the 2013 Sustainia Award. TaKaDu is a founding member of SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum.