Thirsty Energy: Water and Energy in the 21st Century
The relationship of water and energy is ageless and continues to evolve. Understanding how best to optimize the use of water and energy will be critical for business leaders and policy-makers. The energy industry cannot single-handedly solve the growing global water crisis. However, the risks for the industry are too great to stay out of the policy debate and to disregard water in strategic planning. The industry’s ability to contribute to a better understanding of the difficult choices ahead argues for joining the dialogue about this important relationship. The World Economic Forum is undertaking a major cross-industry initiative on water that brings together a multistakeholder group to raise awareness and to find collaborative approaches to address the global water challenge.