November 10, 2010
by Dominic Waughray* for the Guardian Professional Network Dominic Waughray explains the need for urgency in dealing with the world’s growing demand for freshwater. An iceberg melts in Kulusuk Bay, eastern Greenland in July 2007. Photograph: John Mcconnico/AP The future security of freshwater resources around the world is of increasing concern. Due to our interlinked […]
December 31, 2009
This report was developed to take a first step in providing greater clarity on the scale, costs, and tradeoffs of solutions to water scarcity. It is the result of a year-long collaboration involving the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group), McKinsey & Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Barilla, New Holland Agriculture, Nestlé, […]
December 30, 2009
In South Africa, water demand is expected to rise over the next 20 years while its supply is likely to decline. Persistently poor usage habits, physical and commercial water losses, and ecological degradation such as the loss of wetlands, have been among the chief causes of the impending crisis. Read or download the full report […]
December 29, 2009
The Indian State Government of Karnataka recently co-published a brochure with the 2030 WRG to highlight opportunities for the private sector to collaborate with the government and public institutions specifically on water conservation measures. One such measure is the sugarcane drip initiative for which Karnataka is currently mobilizing corporate social responsibility contributions. Read or download […]
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