12 Sep '11, 10pm

Why Water Stewardship Goes Beyond Managing Risk

Why Water Stewardship Goes Beyond Managing Risk

This year's World Water Week left me with a greater appreciation for the complex challenges of addressing water scarcity and how companies are approaching water stewardship. The diversity of the 2,000-plus attendees and the issues discussed reflect the complexity of the challenges in providing clean water to about 1 billion people who now have no access, and sanitation to about 2.5 billion people currently without access. At the same time, there is increasing competition for water. My two key takeaways (there are others but these are the two that have shaped my thinking) from the event are: • Increased competition for water is driven by economic and population growth • From a business perspective, managing water risk alone is not water stewardship The facts about the need for water to support economic and population growth are straightforward. The water risk and stewardshi...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/09/12/why-water-steward...

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