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Water Scarcity & Climate ∆ - Investors

Water Scarcity & Climate ∆ - Investors

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Water is one of our most critical resources – even more important than oil. Water sustains agriculture and, thus, our food chain. Vast quantities of water are used to make the silicon chips that help power our computers and cell phones. Electric power plants depend heavily on water, and account for a staggering 39 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the United States. It could be said our economy runs on water.
Water is one of our most critical resources – even more important than oil. Water sustains agriculture and, thus, our food chain. Vast quantities of water are used to make the silicon chips that help power our computers and cell phones. Electric power plants depend heavily on water, and account for a staggering 39 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the United States. It could be said our economy runs on water.

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Published by: Dick on Jan 03, 2010
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Growing Risks forBusinesses & Investors
Water Scarcity& climate change:
Authored bythe Pacifc Institute
Jason MorrisonMari MorikawaMichael MurphyPeter Schulte
February 2009
 A Ceres Report 
 
Ceres commissioned this report rom the Pacic Institute.Ceres is a national coalition o investors, environmental groups and other public interestorganizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such asglobal climate change. Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk,a group o more than 75 institutional investors and nancial rms romthe U.S. and Europe managing over $7 trillion in assets.The Pacic Institute is dedicated to protecting our natural world, encouragingsustainable development, and improving global security. Founded in 1987and based in Oakland, Caliornia, the Institute provides independent research andpolicy analysis on issues at the intersection o development, environment, andsecurity and aims to nd real-world solutions to problems like water shortages,habitat destruction, global warming, and environmental injustice. The Instituteconducts research, publishes reports, recommends solutions, and works withdecision-makers, advocacy groups, and the public to change policy.This report was made possible through support rom the Kress Foundation,the Panta Rhea Foundation and David Rumsey. The opinions expressed in this reportare those o the authors and do not necessarily refect the views o the sponsors.Ceres wishes to thank the Investor Network on Climate Risk memberswho helped develop this report, and members o the Ceres team who providedvaluable insight and editing suggestions: Carol Lee Rawn, Peyton Fleming,Brooke Barton, Andrea Moat, Meg Wilcox, Alison Vicks, Erica Scharn,Becca Berwick, Odette Mucha and Maureen O’Brien.Cave Dog Studio designed the nal report.Copyright 2009 by CeresCeres99 Chauncy StreetBoston, MA 02111www.ceres.orgPacic Institute654 13th StreetPreservation ParkOakland, CA 94612www.pacinst.org
 
Growing Risks forBusinesses & Investors
Water Scarcity& climate change:
Authored bythe Pacifc Institute
Jason MorrisonMari MorikawaMichael MurphyPeter Schulte
February 2009
 A Ceres Report 

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