U.S. utilities have even more reason to be concerned about the country’s water supply. A new survey of major U.S. corporations reveals that most companies believe water challenges will significantly worsen in the next five years, but the majority of companies are doing nothing about it.
Source: Fierce Energy, Barbara Vergetis Lundin
Most of the companies surveyed do not have plans to expand their water risk mitigation measures, according to the study by the Pacific Institute and VOX Global, with nearly 70 percent satisfied, but complacent, with their current level of investment in water management.
“Water challenges are not just for developing countries, they are happening here in the United States,” said Jason Morrison, program pirector of the Pacific Institute. “While the current California drought gets considerable attention, many regions face a chronic imbalance between water supply and demand.”
Insufficient or contaminated water supply, or a lack of infrastructure to reliably deliver that supply, can mean companies may not be able to maintain the volume and quality of their production.
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