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  • World Water Day: Understanding water risk

    It’s rare for water to make waves at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of business leaders and finance ministers. But the most recent Davos summit was an exception. A new eye-opening report ranked water supply among the top five global risks in terms of impact– on par with systemic ...

  • Water map shows billions at risk

    About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the freshwater supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers have compiled a composite index of 'water threats' including issues such as scarcity and pollution. The most severe threat category encompasses 3.4 billion people. Vörösmarty et al. state that conserving water ...


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  • Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

    US scientists have identified a new hazard linked to global warming: a change in ocean water chemistry causing nitrite pollution that could trigger toxic algal blooms and even dead zones in coastal waters. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Water and wetlands management central to reducing risk

    Environmental degradation in coastal, river basin and mountain areas increases the risk of disaster. Wetlands International will be represented at the Third UN World Conference on Reducing Disaster Risk (WCDRR) in Sendai and will keep you posted through a series of posts on developments in Sendai and on the urgent need to safeguard and restore wetland ecosystems as a key strategy to ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Water - The risks are rising and governments must act

    Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world's population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods. The economic value of assets at risk from floods is expected to be about USD 45 trillion by 2050. Water pollution is also increasing, adding to uncertainty about future water ...


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  • Corporate Approaches to Water Risks Outdated and Dangerous

    The recently released CDP Global Water Report 2013 establishes that a misguided approach to water-related risk management has become business as usual at the world’s largest global companies.  Corporate focus is too often directed at reducing water use, which is an inadequate response to increasingly immediate substantive water risks, ...


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  • Ecolab and Trucost Expand Water Risk Monetizer to Include Revenue at Risk Assessment

    The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Aqueduct brings improved water risk framework to world water forum

    We are only a few days away from the world’s largest meeting around water: the World Water Forum. The Forum will take place this month in Marseille, France, with some 24,000 participants from the private and public sectors around the globe. There will be roughly 250 sessions and panels and 100 grassroots and citizenship events over six days. ...

  • Low health risk from contaminated flood water

    Residents in flood-affected areas have been advised to take sensible precautions as the flooding subsides but have been reassured that there is only a small chance of picking up an infection from contaminated water.   The independent ...

  • Most firms failing on water risk management – report

    A vanishingly small proportion of large companies are adequately managing risks posed by water shortages, drought and pollution, according to research by EIRIS. The London-based research house specialising in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues surveyed 3,000 large companies globally identified as exposed to water risks. Only 0.22% were adequately managing these risks - all of ...


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  • Zimbabwe`s capital at risk from poor water

    Zimbabwe's capital is at risk of a new cholera outbreak caused by collapsed water treatment and sanitation facilities, according to a Human Rights Watch report issued Tuesday. Residents in Harare's most impoverished townships have little access to clean piped water and often resort to drinking water from wells contaminated with feces and must ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. drought demonstrates complexity, severity of water risk

    As much of the United States continues to suffer through what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has called the country’s most extensive drought in more than 50 years, there is growing concern over how broad and severe the impacts may ...

  • Aqueduct launches new framework to evaluate global water risks

    For many companies, water issues have recently migrated from corporations’ social responsibility departments to finance and risk management departments. Companies have been reporting a growing exposure to water-related risks like flooding and pollution, and many have ...

  • World's Largest Water Risk News Database - aquaNOW - Debuts

    The world’s leading provider of water related news, OOSKAnews, announced today the launch of a new database and search engine. aquaNOW.info, the World’s Water Data engine, will allow water professionals to access the world’s most substantive database of water-related news. The new database empowers users to search through over 300,000 tagged data points across 26,000 water news articles compiled ...

  • Webinar - Water Quality: Reducing Risks with Optimized Data Management

    Water Quality is a topic garnering increasingly more attention from regulatory bodies and environmental watch dogs. We are seeing more inspections, heftier fines and in some unfortunate cases contaminations that could have been avoided. If you are responsible for overseeing your organizations water quality mandates you have numerous elements to manage, whether it be timely water sampling, meeting ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Lead Exposure Risks in Drinking Water Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how lead can enter people’s drinking water and cause health concerns. “The EPA reports that lead is rarely found in source water, but that it can enter people’s drinking water through the corrosion of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Watching water: a guide to evaluating corporate risks in a thirsty world

    A scarcity of clean, fresh water presents increasing risks to companies in many countries and many economic sectors. These risks are difficult for investors to assess, due both to poor information about the underlying supply conditions and to fragmentary or inadequate reporting by individual companies. As a result, market prices of securities are unlikely to accurately reflect the potential costs ...


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  • Kimberly-Clarks risk-based approach to business water security

    The next seven years are going to see an ambitious step forward as far as water is concerned for global industrial Kimberly-Clark Corporation. As the company counts down to its 150th anniversary in 2022, it is gearing up for a programme of work to ensure the sustainable and secure operation of its production facilities located in the areas of highest water stress around the world. ‘To ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • New Alliance of global corporations to assess world water risks to business

    Recent water-related events - from extreme droughts across the southwestern United States to flooding in central China - provide vivid examples of the potential impacts of water on people, businesses, and local infrastructure. To assess and respond to increasing water risk globally, the World Resources Institute (WRI) is launching the ...


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