Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and it affects every aspect of life, including the production of energy. This is the reason the energy-water nexus has become an area of keen interest in strategy circles in the corporate world and the reason that National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) has chosen the topic for the inaugural issue of a series of reports delving into emerging issues.
The report is called The Energy-Water Nexus and, to sum up its core message, it says that in order to ensure a viable supply of energy and water, a long-term strategy and a systems approach to problem-solving is required. It provides detailed analysis on the interface between energy production and water supplies, and emphasizes how resource scarcity can impact business and provides an overview of what strategies corporate leaders are adopting to manage energy and water from a systems perspective.
“This report is our contribution to helping our members understand this changing resource landscape, and providing them with the tools they need to think through the impacts of these resources on their operations,” NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt says in a press statement.
With examples and case studies drawn from in-depth interviews with NAEM members, Ms. Neuvelt adds the report also demonstrates the thought leadership that EHS and sustainability leaders bring to their work every day.
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