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Water risk in supply chains draws investor scrutiny

from Bloomberg

With the world's population expected to grow from 7 billion today to 10 billion by the end of the century, and the need for fresh water increasing twice as fast as a larger middle class emerges in the developing world, the competition for scarce water resources is unprecedented. "It's not just running out of the water you need to run your plant," says Rob Kimball, program coordinator for World Resources Institute's Aqueduct program. "It can show up in your supply chain — no water for crops or for shipping your products or for the power plants you rely on. If you're not ahead of this, you are going to get surprised." more


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