Cape Town Water Crisis Highlights a Worldwide Problem

Cape Town Water Crisis Highlights a Worldwide Problem

Upmanu Lall is director of the Columbia Water Center, chair of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and the lead author of the chapter on water resources in the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment.

National Climate Assessment: Will U.S. Water Problems Worsen?

National Climate Assessment: Will U.S. Water Problems Worsen?

Upmanu Lall is director of the Columbia Water Center, chair of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and the lead author of the chapter on water resources in the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Companies Could Profit from Setting Water Targets Informed by Science

Companies Could Profit from Setting Water Targets Informed by Science

The private sector is starting to feel the pain of the global water crisis. Last year, the World Economic Forum ranked water crises as the most damaging short-term risk, and this year, as the top global risk to industry and society over the next decade.

Water Stewardship: Good for Business, Good for Sustainable Development

Water Stewardship: Good for Business, Good for Sustainable Development

The United Nations is finalizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of international goals addressing a wide range of global challenges, including energy, agriculture, governance, and poverty reduction.

Thirsty for Change? 4 Ways to Improve Corporate Water Targets

Thirsty for Change? 4 Ways to Improve Corporate Water Targets

Water-related business risks are becoming more and more apparent. According to CDP’s 2016 global water report, 607 companies lost $14 billion last year alone due to water scarcity, drought, flood and other water risks.

5 Things Companies Can Do to Grow in a Water-Stressed World

5 Things Companies Can Do to Grow in a Water-Stressed World

In a water-stressed world, there’s a powerful business case for companies to manage this essential resource sustainably, engage in water stewardship and drive collective action.