Remaining Drops: Freshwater Resources a Global Issue

Published: January 2006

Authors: Nick Cashmore, Peter Gleick, Jason Morrison, James Newcomb, and Todd Harrington

Pages: 44



Corporations and institutional investors face ongoing risks and challenges related to water, often emerging from water-quality concerns, water resource scarcity, community action, and disputes over demand for water. These risks and challenges have been intensified through the pursuit of high-risk investments, while opportunities to promote sustainability have often been overlooked. Understanding the impacts of increasing water risk is a vital component in the pathway for investors, companies, and policymakers to build more resilient markets.

Published in 2006 in partnership with Bio-Era, this report outlines key trends in water use and availability, describes emerging water-related risks, and identifies strategies the financial community can take to assess investment opportunities and dangers and to reduce risks.