Workshop on Water risk – eco.naturkongress
Together with WWF Switzerland the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Nestlé, Quantis and Aquasis, the Swiss Water Partnership hold a workshop on water risks during the eco.naturkongress which took place in Basel on 31 March.
Title of the workshop: Are you aware of your water risk?
Lead: Businesses rely on many different, complexes and globalised supply chains that turn local water use problems into risks for multinationals and investments. They have to face the challenge brought about by water risk, such as droughts or water scarcity, that affect their bottom line causing higher operation cost and disruption in production. Without a sustainable management of these supply chains, neither SDG 6 nor sustainable growth can be achieved.
In this event, representatives from different sectors discussed the water risk for policy makers, investors, companies and consumers of different countries and solutions to these challenges. The discussion showed the different perspectives the specific sectors have on the issue and the different approaches that can be taken in order to mitigate the problems – both on firm level and in the entire watershed.