Friday, March 20
There's Gold in Them Thar Water Crises in China
"CDP, the organisation formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, will be launching the first ever report focused primarily on the corporate use of water in the country this June."
Heck, forget carbon tax schemes; everybody's going to make boatloads of money in China (and everywhere else) solving the water crises.
China's urgent need to address water shortage and pollution issues means that business opportunities are plentiful. Aquatech China, to be held in Shanghai on June 10-12, aims to be a showcase of the best technological solutions.
As one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, China is facing a looming water crisis; its factories, farms and more than one billion people need more clean water than its water sources can safely provide. About 60 per cent of the country’s groundwater is polluted, the Chinese government has said, and for the economy to expand at the current rate of 7 per cent a year, there is an urgent need to address this problem.
To shed light on the issue of water usage and treatment in China, CDP, the organisation formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, will be launching the first ever report focused primarily on the corporate use of water in the country this June.
Entitled “The Business Case for Corporate Water Reporting in China”, CDP’s analysis is based on the water management data of 29 companies that have headquarters in mainland China and another 70 companies with facilities located in China.
The report launch, to be held at the Aquatech China 2015 event in Shanghai, will feature a discussion by water sustainability experts from beverage giant Coca-Cola, water management firm Suez and Norway’s sovereign wealth fund Norges Bank on the report’s findings and the case for action by corporations, investors and policy makers.Lots more in the report at Eco-Business -- oh, and a link to Aquatech's 2015 conference particulars so you can be sure to attend. It's going to be A LOT more crowded this year than last.