2019 was a critical year for climate and water. Major events – from hurricanes to droughts and brushfires – highlight that climate’s impacts are being felt now and that the world needs to take action to build resilience while also accelerating action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change is impacting all regions of the world, cutting across all sectors of society. It is closely connected to water resources, leading to more floods, droughts, poor water quality, and increased water demand due to higher temperatures – more water is needed for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial cooling.
Did you know that the Paris Climate Agreement doesn’t mention water at all? It’s true, and it’s strange, because climate change and water scarcity are two global problems that are connected very closely.
This certificate program offers knowledge and techniques to improve water risk identification, assessments, and management.
CFOs have the ability to take some critical steps to ensure their companies reduce their water and climate risks and address the global water crisis.
El día de hoy, a través de una convocatoria realizada por CESPEDES y The World Environment Center (WEC), apoyados por Dow Chemical, ECOLAB y Coca-Cola FEMSA, se reunieron diferentes empresas del sector privado para compartir iniciativas y mejores prácticas para enfrentar los desafíos en la gestión sostenible del agua.
Despite increasing awareness of how water scarcity can hurt the bottom line, companies are not moving quickly enough to address water risks.
This year’s report gives well-deserved accolades to the companies demonstrating excellence in water stewardship, but also implores others to take swifter, bolder actions towards ensuring a water-secure economy and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6.
Climate change, and the water impacts that stem from it, poses an existential threat to our economy and our society. The pace at which we mitigate and adapt to climate change must accelerate, and business action is a key component of achieving this acceleration.
Traditional water resources management strategies have focused mainly on building additional infrastructure and retrofitting existing ones. The emergence of innovative technologies and services will be game-changers for addressing water scarcity challenges and will be a cost-effective way to manage water resources in the future.