In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses the challenges of managing our world’s water resources.
by Julie Urlaub
“Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink”.
Taken from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the author describes a man dying of thirst surrounded by a sea of water. This text, in many ways, describes one on the major challenges facing the world today. Beyond simply having access to water, the ability to effectively manage this precious resource will be essential for long-term global sustainability.
Governments, businesses, and individuals around the world are recognizing the relationships of water to long term sustainability. Clean, fresh, and ‘usable’ water is no longer just an issue for developing countries. It has become a global social and business sustainability issue.
Water is linked to every facet of life on our planet and directly interacts with a myriad of sustainability concepts. Focusing specifically on the unique energy/water relationship, our professional consulting discusses this critical link in a recent post. In many ways water, rather than energy production challenges, will be the focus for many in the future. Click here to continue reading…