Investors need to intensify their due diligence and commitment to a whole range of water-related problems in addition to scarcity and pollution.
We can meet our climate targets if we act on water, we can fix our broken food system if we act on water and we can meet our low-carbon energy needs if we act on water.
Together with the CNR, we have set up four joint research centres in Lecce, Gela, Metaponto and Portici for technological innovation applied to the energy transition.
Some of the many projects aimed at conquering the resources available in the space.
It was invented by Tony Allan, who explains how much water is used to produce non-food consumer goods, including energy.
The new rules on drinking water are only one piece of a much wider puzzle, albeit a fundamental one. A good start, but only a start.
Water security is essential for the development and enjoyment of human rights. Together with energy, water is an asset that must be guaranteed.
Living in an era characterized by the unravelling of the old American-led world order complicates both geopolitics and access to water more than ever.
The world's water resources are currently subject to increasing stress, which threatens ecosystems, economies and society more generally, so the reasoned and planned commitment of companies is fundamental.
An approach that takes into account the close connection between water and energy would lead to significant steps forward on some of the main challenges of our times: tackling climate change, ensuring energy security and providing energy, drinking water and sanitation to the billions of people who lack these today.
The idea of safeguarding water resources is not new, but we need to go further. We need to go back in time to restore that sense of sacredness and reverence towards water that our ancestors in all cultures had developed and maintained for centuries.
The huge global imbalances in water availability, aggravated by climate change and population growth, increase the clashes between states.
Water and sanitation infrastructure built in the twentieth century is one of the greatest engineering achievements of the time. Today, even greater innovation is needed.
China has invested significantly in managing the development of its water resources and in developing a more balanced and sustainable growth path.
In addition to capturing roughly two billion tons of carbon dioxide a year, forests supply water. 75 percent of accessible fresh water comes from the forested river basins.
The wars in the 21st century would be fought over water: the prediction by Ismail Serageldin has not come true, but we’ll need inclusive institutions to ensure that it never does.
We need to move from the fire-fighting, issue-by-issue approach to climate change to one focusing on the root of the problem, which includes recognition of the importance of biodiversity at the base of the system.
In many countries in the sub-Saharan region, the financing capacity of individuals and governments is small compared to the amount of resources needed to guarantee that rural populations have access to water.
In 2014, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization stepped in with several humanitarian programs designed to provide support to those displaced and offer medium- to long-term solutions to the problem.