Two of the space agency's satellites provide data on fresh water supplies used in corporate risk management tools.
Existing challenges block the pipes of innovation, but new tech and funding models can root out the problems.
Beverage companies are among the most visible users of water. Some are using payments for ecosystem services to treat water differently.
The just-concluded annual event called on the UN to create a dedicated sustainable development goal on water for 2014.
The world's water heavyweights met in Stockholm to address looming threats to quality and quantity. Here are highlights.
Investors and innovative companies have recognized the business opportunities in water tech, but the emerging field is not without its challenges.
With awareness of corporate water risks rising, the CDP plans to add scoring to its Water Disclosure system in 2014.
The stakes are high when it comes to clean water and sanitation, especially for businesses in developing regions.
Water pricing, the business value of water and the human right to water are all issues that businesses face, especially in developing nations.
By valuing water, firms can better understand potential impacts across the value chain and develop strategies to mitigate water-related risk.
There is a temptation to brand water as the "new oil" or treat it like GHG, but these comparisons aren't appropriate.
A monthly column that will explore water as a business issue and the ways in which companies can manage water-related risks in an increasingly contrained world.