GB_CV pics_SS-36The 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

2030 Water Resources Group

International Conservation Union Water Programme, Swiss Water Partnership

Blog: Opportunity and Innovation: Why Investing in Natural Water Infrastructure Will Pay Off – South Pole Group

 

Past events

Water Management beyond the fence line – holy grail or wishful thinking?, March 2016

Water Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions from Research and Business, June 2014

Water and Business: turning risks to opportunity, November 2014