Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Scarcer water creates new challenges for energy

Water scarcity challenges industries around the world. The report Water-Energy Nexus: Business Risks and Rewards looks at three regions where industries that face risks related to water and energy supply are finding emerging solutions to address their reliance on scarce resources - the Middle East and North Africa, China and the United States.
The authors of the report suggest a solution checklist for companies operating at the water-energy nexus:
- Acknowledge emerging risks to supplies of water and energy, but don’t overlook solutions that address demand
- Take full advantage of water reuse and energy recovery
- Shift demand to alternative water options and clean energy resources
- Create new partnerships and business models which will be essential for reducing exposure to supply risks in tomorrow’s markets.