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The Global Water Crisis: A Guide for Risk Professionals

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 4:00 PM

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We are in the midst of a global water crisis. Half the world’s population could be living in areas facing water scarcity by 2025, and experts predict that global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40% by 2030

Decades of global water mismanagement – combined with climate change and biodiversity loss – have pushed the global water cycle out of balance for the first time in human history. Key risk drivers include the misuse and pollution of water, changing rainfall patterns, the degradation of freshwater ecosystems, and the failure to develop and share water-saving technologies.

In particular, unsustainable farming practices are putting the supply of food and drink to UK consumers at risk. Agricultural supply chains use 70% of global freshwater resources. In this context, the webcast will explore:

  • The nature and extent of the global water crisis, through the case study of the challenges facing UK farmers, retailers and consumers;
  • The urgent need for a consistent and collaborative approach to managing water use in our supply chains; and
  • Why proactive water risk management is essential in avoiding significant financial loss and environmental damage.


Catherine David

Catherine David
Director of Collaboration and Change, Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

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