Freshwater Resources: Managing the Risks Facing the Private Sector

Published: August 2004
Authors: Jason Morrison and Peter Gleick
Pages: 14

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Many businesses around the world, from beverage companies to garment manufacturers, are failing to prepare for the serious economic and political risks posed by increasing water scarcity, water contamination, water supply disputes, and a host of other water-related challenges. These risks can lead to complications including plant closures, supply-chain disruptions, and public opposition to local business activities. This report identifies a range of worrisome water-related trends that impact businesses in almost every sector, and recommends steps companies can take to meet these challenges head on.