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The Water Business

Author : Ann-Christin Sjölander Holland
ISBN : 1842775650
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.94 MB
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This title concerns the story of water business around the world.
Category: Business & Economics

The Business Of Water

Author : Steve Maxwell
ISBN : 9781613000731
Genre : Electronic books
File Size : 30.49 MB
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Category: Electronic books

The Water Business

Author : Leonard S. Hyman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924084382088
Genre : Nature
File Size : 85.91 MB
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Complete coverage of the water supply and wastewater industry as a business. This primer explains how the industry operates, how it developed, the political and economic issues that shape its progress, and the regulatory system, as well. A thorough explanation of the financial structure of the water industry in a form comprehensible to non-accountants will be a benefit to supervisory employees, regulators, buyers, investors and academics.
Category: Nature

The Business Of Water And Sustainable Development

Author : Jonathan Chenoweth
ISBN : 9781351282666
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 45.85 MB
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A renewed commitment to improved provision of water and sanitation emerged in the 2002 Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development. Although many of the statements in the Declaration were vaguely worded, making it hard to measure progress or success, the Plan of Implementation of the Summit, agreed by the delegates to the conference, clearly stated that: "we agree to halve, by the year 2015, the proportion of people who are unable to reach or to afford safe drinking water and the proportion of people who do not have access to basic sanitation". Given the United Nations' predicted growth in global population from 6.1 billion in 2000 to 7.2 billion by 2015, this commitment will pose formidable challenges. To meet it, by the end of just a decade and half, approximately 6.6 billion people will need to have access to safe drinking water supplies. This is more than the current population of the world, and involves not only maintaining existing levels of supply but also providing new or upgraded services to 1.7 billion people. The challenge for sanitation is equally daunting: 5.8 billion people will need to be serviced, including new access provision for 2.1 billion. Even if these ambitious targets are met, representing a major achievement for the global community, there will still be approximately 650 million people in the world without access to safe drinking water and 1.4 billion without sanitation. What is clear is the magnitude of the problem facing the international community in terms of water supply and sanitation. Continuation of the status quo and the type of progress made during the 1990s will not permit the Johannesburg targets to be met. Instead it will be necessary to promote a combination of many different, new and innovative approaches, each of which will contribute towards the overall targets. These approaches must include technological advances that identify new sources and improve the quality of those already in use; managerial techniques that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery at both micro and macro scale; and fiscal approaches that tap into additional financial resources to make improvements affordable. In the past each of these aspects was seen as primarily the responsibility of government, which supported research into technology, managed supply and disposal systems and provided the funds to pay for them. This view has changed – beginning in the 1980s and increasing in the 1990s with growing moves towards privatisation of many aspects of the water sector. Underpinning this has been a shift away from seeing water as a public good that is essential for life, with subsidised supply provided as part of an overall welfare system, to a more market-oriented approach where the state, although still responsible for maintaining universal access to water services, uses market forces to meet this aim. The Business of Water and Sustainable Development aims to illustrate the range of approaches that will be necessary if the percentage of the global population having access to adequate and safe water and sanitation is to be increased in line with the brave assertions from Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. Some of approaches will be large-scale "Western-style" improvements involving the creation of new business models, their effectiveness assessed by traditional approaches of fiscal and social analysis. Such schemes may be instigated and partly funded by governments, but are increasingly turning to the private sector for money and expertise. In contrast, many smaller communities would be better served by following another path to improved water supply and sanitation. Because of their size, location or traditions they may achieve better results through the adoption of local small-scale solutions. Non-governmental organisations have been very active in this area, but to extend their operations many are seeking to adopt a more business-like model. All water supply and waste disposal agencies, large or small, need to support and encourage continued research into technological solutions that seek out better, more sustainable ways to use our increasingly scarce supplies of good-quality fresh water.
Category: Business & Economics

Business Strategy For Water Challenges

Author : Stuart Orr
ISBN : 9781351274425
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 72.90 MB
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Water is a resource under increased stress, with its management now cited as one of the greatest risks to business continuity and growth. This concise guide for professionals offers strategic steps for developing a corporate water stewardship strategy. It will enable you to: define business water risks, and the opportunities associated with those risks; explore, through sector-specific profiles, risks associated with regulation, reputation, external response and engagement, and physical incidents; develop a clear plan and process for creating, managing and mainstreaming a corporate water strategy; identify several initiatives and new risk tools that your company can use to stay on top of best practice in water management. With the advent of risk tools, and a growing list of testaments around business risk from water, we are now able to respond more appropriately to how this resource is impacted by and impacts upon business. Use this book as your guide as you begin to build your company's strategy around water.
Category: Business & Economics

Water Finance

Author : Neil S. Grigg
ISBN : 1118093666
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 83.12 MB
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A detailed look at the water industry and the trends that canlead to investment opportunities Water has quickly grown into a big global business, with annualrevenues in the United States alone reaching over $200 billion. Inthe years ahead, companies as well as governments must findinnovative ways to address important issues within this fieldwithout sacrificing basic needs, such as safety of drinking wateror the reliability of water for energy production. Nobodyunderstands this better than author Neil Grigg, a forty-yearveteran of the water industry, and now, with Water Finance,he shares his extensive experience with you. Most of the water business operates under the radar, but withthis reliable resource, Grigg shines a bright light on thisessential area and offers comprehensive coverage of the publicresponsibilities and private opportunities associated with it.While Water Finance does contain many facts and figures, italso takes the time to pull together the various aspects of water,going far beyond water as just a commodity, to skillfully explainit as the integrated business that it is. Opens with a detailed discussion of the water industry beforeturning its focus to water handling, which includes water supply,wastewater, industrial water, storm water, irrigation and drainage,and instream flows Reveals the different driving forces, and issues, surroundingthe water industry such as government involvement, privatization,law and regulations, financial structure, water and health, andworkforce capacity Offers insights on water industry business, careers, andinvestments Organized around the idea that the water business is about allaspects of handling water, from the global environment to your tap,Water Finance contains the information you need to succeedin this dynamic field.
Category: Business & Economics

Water Tech

Author : William Sarni
ISBN : 9781136461675
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 62.67 MB
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This book unveils how the world in the twenty-first century will need to manage our most fundamental resource need, water. It outlines how stakeholders can improve water use in their homes, their businesses, and the world. In particular, it focuses on the role of stakeholders in crafting a twenty-first century paradigm for water. Investors not only drive innovation through direct investment in new technologies but also by highlighting risk and driving reporting and disclosure within the business community. Water Tech highlights the business drivers to address water related issues. These include business disruption, regulatory risk and reputational risk along with opportunities in the commercialization of innovative technologies such as desalination and water reuse and treatment. The authors argue that through increased attention on water scarcity through activities such as reporting and disclosure we are now accelerating innovation in the water industry. They show how we are just now capturing the true cost and value of water and this is creating opportunities for investors in the water sector. The text takes the reader through key aspects of emerging innovative technologies along with case studies and key issues on the path to commercialization. A roadmap of the opportunities in the water sector is presented based on interviews with leading authorities in the water field including innovators, investors, legal, regulatory experts and businesses.
Category: Business & Economics

India S Water Future To 2025 2050 Business As Usual Scenario And Deviations

Author : Amarasinghe, Upali, Shah, Tushaar, Turral, Hugh, Anand, B. K.
ISBN : 9789290906872
Genre : Water resources development
File Size : 69.97 MB
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With a rapidly expanding economy many changes are taking place in India today. The business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, which assumes the continuation of current trends of key water demand drivers, will meet the future food demand. However, it leads to a severe regional water crisis by 2050, where many river basins will reach closure, will be physically water-scarce and will have regions with severely overexploited groundwater resources. While the alternative scenarios of water demand show both optimistic and pessimistic water futures, the scenario with additional productivity growth is the most optimistic, with significant scope for reducing future water demand.
Category: Water resources development