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Coming Era of Water Scarcity Will Prompt Global Industrial Transformation, According to Survey of International Experts

12 Oct

Acute water shortages will change strategy, business operations; depletion of global water resources is more rapid, severe, and complex than anticipated.

Coming Era of Water Scarcity Prompts Global Industrial Transformation

Photo © 2009 Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for Circle of Blue.

By Keith Schneider
Circle of Blue

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Population growth, urban development, farm production, and climate change is increasing competition for fresh water and producing shortages so acute that virtually every industry in the world anticipates sweeping systemic transformation over the next decade in their strategic planning, production practices, and business models.

These findings should sound the alarm for companies that haven’t yet established robust water strategies.”– Chris Coulter, senior vice president at GlobeScan

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