Water Management Continues to Be a Key Business Sustainability Differentiator

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jul 15, 2011 11:45 AM ET
With energy subsidies now dominating the headlines of the popular ‘green’ press, the frequently forgotten resource that presents a growing challenge is the access and availability of water.  Commonly examined in terms of drinking water, the business sustainability impacts of this resource present a more immediate concern.
The 2009 post, The Water/Energy Link, addressed how water and energy are intrinsically related. Defining a clear correlation between water and all other global sustainability actions, water ranks among the greatest of concerns.  Two years later the challenge remains:
“Many business sectors are heavily reliant on water to grow and remain financially competitive. In addition, companies’ supply chains can be heavily reliant on water as a raw material which means risks from water scarcity can be spread further across the value chain.” – Water Risk Report 2011
Because water supply and demand are so tightly linked at a local level, communities are becoming increasingly aware of their water supply and actively managing demand.  Our sustainability consulting practice believes it is because of these links not in spite of them that water management actions can have far reaching impacts.  There are opportunities to conserve resources simultaneously.  Click here to read more about water as a key business sustainability differentiator

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