Troubled Waters Ahead? Rising Water Risks for Energy

Almost all forms of energy production and power generation are dependent on water.  Although agriculture uses two-thirds of global freshwater supplies, energy is by far the largest industrial user (using more than 15% and growing).

With the UN predicting a 40% shortfall in global freshwater by 2030, the energy industry is under increasing scrutiny from the government and public on how it uses freshwater supplies.

What water-driven risks could be on the horizon for the global energy industry?

In this video, Sondra Scott, Head of Global Markets at Wood Mackenzie and Paul Reig, Associate at the World Resources Institute, discuss the energy industry's dependence on water and how it could be impacted by water-driven risks.


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