Counting each drop: corporate concern mounts about water supplies

Alex Money, DPhil Candidate at the School of Geography and the Environment, warns that big companies may have already taken all the easy options to improve their water efficiency, in a New York Times article.

Companies from beverage makers to the mining and energy industries are beginning to scrutinise their vulnerability to water stresses. ‘Water risk’ has become a useful concept to think about the potential for company costs or operations to be adversely affected by water-related problems, not just shortages or floods, but also pollution, regulatory troubles or increases in the prices of water and water-dependent raw materials.

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