22 Mar '12, 12pm

How energy companies do (and don't) manage their water footprints

[Editor's note: Today is World Water Day ; in addition to this article on how energy companies manage their water footprints, be sure to also read Robert Kropp's article about the growing flood risks coastal cities face from climate change.] "If climate change is the shark, then water is its teeth," declares Paul Dickinson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project. He paints a grim but appropriate picture of the linkages between water and carbon, and, less obviously, water and energy. In a prior article, we explained why water should be integrated with energy strategies . Here we explore how different organizations, particularly oil and gas companies, have approached this. Rocking the boat In addition to the Carbon Disclosure Project, which released its second annual Water Disclosure report last year, other NGOs have tried to improve business water practices. The World Economi...

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