The World Economic Forum named water risks one of the most tangible and fastest growing risks for business. Increased competition for ever scarcer freshwater resources poses water availability and quality challenges at an unprecedented scale. Businesses face significant risk as water resources for their own production and supply chain become scarcer. In fact, a number of businesses are also reporting financial losses as a result of water shortages.
Naomi Rosenthal, Topic Lead – Water
Insights and further reading
Water and Business: turning risks to opportunity, November 2014