Article courtesy of Libby Bernick | February 22nd, 2017 | GeenBiz | Shared as educational material.
Water crises outranked weapons of mass destruction and infectious disease as “the top societal risk to the global economy.” In 2016, companies indicated that lack of clean fresh water led to more than $14 billion in costs. One organization is creating a way to measure water scarcity risk so that companies can plan for such risks. Water is also beginning to be thought of as an asset and in a circular, reusable system instead of a linear, disposal system. The industrial water treatment and recycling market is set to grow 50% over the next years, specifically, $11 billion in 2020. Read more about these new methods here.