What is the most precious
commodity in the world?
Is it gold? Is it copper?
No, it’s water!
Water truly is
a commodity we cannot live without.
Gigantic quantities of water are used
in almost every food and drink we consume.
The major water resources
are currently controlled by
of very secretive, private companies.
It’s a big-money game, home to the who’s who
of private equity and hedge funds.
At the same time, water is probably the most
“emotionally” influenced resource on the planet.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
passed a bill
stating that every human
on the planet has the right to clean water.
from a humanity perspective,
this is a good thing.
From a corporate perspective,
this will pose a problem
for companies expecting
to sell their water to the “people.”
The scientific evidence is clear:
the climate is changing
and will continue to change,
affecting societies mainly through water.
Climate change will affect the availability,
quality and quantity of water
for basic human needs,
threatening the effective enjoyment
of the human rights
to water and sanitation
for potentially billions of people.
The alteration of the water cycle
will also pose risks for energy production,
food security, human health,
economic development and poverty reduction.
Blue Boson focuses on challenges, opportunities
and potential responses to climate change,
in terms of adaptation, mitigation
and improved resilience
that can be addressed
through improving water management.
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