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Water quality and quantity needs are intensifying

Water iconMeeting basic human and ecological needs for water, improving water quality, eliminating overdraft of groundwater and reducing the risks of political conflict over shared water require fundamental changes in water management and use.

What can businesses do?

New financial models are necessary to develop management solutions for water users and dependents on the ground; business cannot do this in isolation. Supply network design needs to consider resources, such as water quality and availability, in making decisions over location and capacity. Investment in water infrastructure and other interventions can help secure long-term productivity while safeguarding landscape-scale operations and maintaining reputation. Appropriate water management would secure water dependencies to ensure the long-term supply of resources that underpin the economy and profitability of business. 



Dr Gemma Cranston
Senior Programme Manager