The Stream, January 12: Water as Business Risk

Next to power shortages, water scarcity will be the next big growth barrier for India’s economy, according to a recent survey by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Sixty percent of respondents said that water availability is already impacting their businesses, especially power plants, chemicals, textiles and cement factories.

Rising sea levels are threatening the Nile River Delta region, which produces about 65 percent of Egypt’s total agricultural production, Egypt Independent reported.

New Century Weekly delves into the crazy economics of China’s giant water transfer projects.

National Geographic looks at eight mighty rivers that are steadily running dry from overuse.

Read a leaked copy of the draft agenda for this year’s Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. What’s missing in the priority list?

The Stream is a daily digest spotting global water trends. To get more water news, follow Circle of Blue on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply