In the first instalment of a series on the threat of water scarcity, the Financial Times describes the impact on companies.
“We have a water crisis because we make wrong water-management decisions. Climate change will further affect the water situation but even if the climate wouldn’t change, we have a water problem and this water problem is much more urgent.”
“The marginal cost of water is rising around the world,” says Christopher Gasson, publisher of Global Water Intelligence. “Previously, water was treated as a free raw material. Now, companies are realising it can damage their brand, their credibility, their credit rating and their insurance costs. That applies to a computer chipmaker and a food company as much as a power generator or a petrochemicals company.”
More information here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8e42bdc8-0838-11e4-9afc-00144feab7de.html