In graduate school many years ago, I worked with a professor from Canada who believed that eventually the United States would consider annexing some or all of Canada in order to gain access to that country's water resources. Anything is possible. According to this press release,
According to this press release,
TERI-BCSD (Business Council for Sustainable Development) India in association with the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry & The Leela Group of Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is organising a national workshop on Water Scenarios for Indian Businesses on 05 June 2007 (World Environment Day) at The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai. Mr. SM Krishna, Honb’le Governor of Maharashtra will be the chief guest and will deliver a special address.
Water allocation problems include:
In the National Water Policy and several state policies water allocation to industry is at the bottom of the priority list. Keeping this in view, sustained supply of freshwater becomes a critical issue for the survival of many industries especially water-intensive industries. The risk that industry faces today can be measured in terms of situations that have occurred where water stress, measured in terms of both availability and quality, has led to an increase in water costs, growth in business disruption and increased concern among the stakeholders about companies’ water-related performance.
Scenario planning can be a most useful approach in addressing complex problems with multiple stakeholders that lack obvious solutions:
Success in the future requires wise decisions to be made today. Scenario building can help us explore what we know and what we do not know, whilst being aware of, and prepared for, all the potential outcomes. We can use scenarios not only to help uncover critical assumptions underpinning strategies, policies and programs that would otherwise remain implicit, but also to respect and explore differences and to build the logical framework for navigating businesses in the scenario of water scarcity.