COSIA’s Water Performance Goals

COSIA’s Water Performance Goals are focused on reducing fresh water use intensity in the oil sands.

Performance Goals are intensity based measures, meaning the chosen metric is presented in relation to one barrel of bitumen produced. This means that over time, irrespective of variations in overall bitumen production, interested parties can quickly and easily see whether COSIA members are collectively using more or less water when producing their bitumen. Performance against the goals will be reported publicly on an annual basis with COSIA members aiming to achieve it by 2022. This time frame will allow the companies to be ambitious while having the necessary time to develop the new technologies and processes required to be successful.

Performance will be compared against a 2012 baseline. For more information on each of our Performance Goals click below: