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Water & Climate: Wicked Problem Meets Threat Multiplier

Water insecurity due to climate change has the potential to uproot nearly every aspect of modern society: food production, urban and rural settlements, energy production, industrial development, economic growth, and natural ecosystems. Water and climate…

Indra Nooyi Is Right About CSR — What It Means for Corporate Water Strategy

During my early days in sustainability consulting, the value proposition for sustainability was frequently framed as the “triple bottom line” and the “right thing to do.” My experience was that these value propositions gained very…

The True Costs of Lithium Extraction: A Grim Reality for EV Owners

Political turbulence in Afghanistan means the cost of lithium-ion batteries will skyrocket. The Taliban now controls one of the world’s largest lithium deposits. With the global demand for lithium (and lithium extraction) expected to grow 40 fold by 2040,…

The Most Exciting Tools for Startups in 2022

Apps, workflow tools, and the right decision-making processes will make your startup more agile in 2022. We tend to believe the big dogs of enterprise have the best tools and tech. After all, those big…

The Colorado River Basin: What’s Wrong and What’s Needed To Make It Right

On Aug. 16, the U.S. federal government declared a Colorado River water shortage for the first time. This unprecedented action was triggered by the precipitous drop in Lake Mead’s water level: It’s at 1,067 feet above sea level,…

Drought, Mega Drought

What’s With the Colorado River Basin? The Colorado River Basin (CRB) and, in general, the American West, is in the midst of a water crisis. This crisis has been in the making for a long time…

The Colorado River Basin: Why We Need Watershed Scale Solutions

Entrepreneurs To Solve Wicked Water Problems While water scarcity, poor quality, lack of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene and inequity of water services are a global problem, the solutions are typically at…

Industrial Innovation Continues To Power Up the Renewable Energy Market

All over the world, renewable sources are being explored for energy. Today, we see them as alternative options; however, the future goal is to shift completely to clean, inexhaustible, and increasingly competitive energy sources.  Advantages…

What a Successful National Water Strategy Looks Like & Why It Matters

It is estimated that currently 844 million people live without clean water, and 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation, according to water.org. Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the world’s…

We Need To Rethink ESG To Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation for All

The focus ESG frameworks place on climate change runs the risk that we fail to solve the problem of ensuring access to water and sanitation for all. We need to change the way ESG frameworks…