9 Reasons Why Water Will Dominate Sustainability In 2022

Last updated: 10th February 2022

Here are the 9 reasons why water will dominate the sustainability agenda in 2022:

  1. 0 businesses can operate without water
  2. 1/5 of freshwater supplies have disappeared in 20 years
  3. £533 billion business opportunities created by tackling water security
  4. Cost of dealing with water issues is 5x greater vs. addressing water risks
  5. 3 billion people are affected by water shortages around the world
  6. 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from water use, storage and distribution
  7. Water challenges cost businesses £226 billion in 2020
  8. 5,537 companies were asked to disclose water data by investors or customers in 2020
  9. Clean water and sanitation is the 6th SDG, and underpins all other SDGs

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Right now, businesses are acting on water as an integral part of climate adaptation and risk mitigation because they:

UNDERSTAND they can only get to net zero by acting on water

CHOOSE to conserve water for the good of everyone

SAVE money by only paying for the water they need to use

LISTEN to investors, customers and other stakeholders who want action on water

REDUCE risk by knowing where and how water could impact their future

BUILD resilience across their operations with effective water management

UNCOVER value-add market opportunities by investing in water security

RECOGNISE a growing need to align corporate action with public policy priorities for water

SEE that the business case for action on water is clear

Your peers are waking up to water. Are you? Turn water into opportunities in 2022.

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