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SPECIAL REPORT: Counting Each Drop: Corporate Concern Mounts About Water Supplies

Monday, June 9, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melonie Walter
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JUNE 2, 2014


LONDON — As droughts and floods become more frequent and extreme around the world, companies from food and beverage makers to the mining and energy industries are beginning to scrutinize their operations for vulnerability to water problems that could increase their costs or disrupt production. The concept of "water risk” is catching on as a way of thinking about potential exposure not just to shortages or deluges, but also pollution, regulatory troubles or increases in the prices of water and water-dependent raw materials.

"Businesses manage risk, that’s one of the main functions of management,” said Adrian Sym, executive director of the Alliance for Water Stewardship, a group that promotes the responsible use of water.

READ the full article from the New York Times HERE.

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