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Game Changers: Will the galloping green horse derail us or will it race ahead in unchartered waters? With environmental risk as the #1 risk most likely to derail economic growth in China, check out our top 5 game changers in the watersphere for the year of the Green Horse. As attention turns towards saving water in the wake of rising tariffs, IFC walks us through financing innovations in industrial water efficiency. Regulatory changes which recognise the need to "un-silo" and manage water across industries are also afoot. With industries with high heavy metal discharge singled out, we take a closer look at the leather industry - is it time to look at new ways of doing old things? Ex-banker Martin Haigh thinks so and shares with us how he is betting on business unusual.  As government policies turn toward shaping "Business Unusual"  thinking, corporate water risk strategies and water risk valuation have become increasingly important. BASF's Anthony Clymo shares why it is important for the group to have a corporate water strategy whilst WRI's Paul Reig & Tien Shiao lament inconsistencies in water risk valuation tools that could hinder setting effective mitigation strategies. Here's to a prosperous horse that hopefully keeps racing on track .... Happy lunar new year! 
   
February Newsletter
 
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Game Changers: Will the galloping green horse derail us or will it race ahead in unchartered waters? With environmental risk cited as one of the top risks most likely to derail economic growth in China, check out our top 5 game changers in the watersphere for the year of the Green Horse.

As attention turns towards saving water in the wake of rising tariffs, IFC walks us through financing innovations in industrial water efficiency. Regulatory changes which recognise the need to "un-silo" and manage water across industries are also afoot. With industries with high heavy metal discharge singled out, we take a closer look at the leather industry - is it time to look at new ways of doing old things? Ex-banker Martin Haigh thinks so and shares with us how he is betting on business unusual. 

As government policies turn toward shaping "Business Unusual"  thinking, corporate water risk strategies and water risk valuation have become increasingly important. BASF's Anthony Clymo shares why it is important for the group to have a corporate water strategy whilst WRI's Paul Reig & Tien Shiao lament inconsistencies in water risk valuation tools that could hinder setting effective mitigation strategies. 


Here's to a prosperous horse that hopefully keeps racing on track .... Happy lunar new year! 

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5 Trends for Year of the Horse
With environmental risk cited as one of the top risks most likely to derail economic growth, check out our top 5 game changing trends in water for the year of the Green Horse 
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Financing Innovations in Industrial Water
In the wake of of rising water tariffs, IFC's Chadha, Chen & Xu walk us through financing innovations in improving industrial water efficiency 
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Leather: Time for Business Unusual
With the leather industry singled out by the MEP for clean up in 2014, is it time for the industry to think business unusual? Or will it be blindsided by water risks? 
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Betting On Game Set Match
Ex-banker, Martin Haigh tells us why he is betting on a patented salt-free preservation of hides technology in the face of rising water scarcity
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Creating Chemistry with H20
With 22% of its production sites located in water stressed areas, BASF's Clymo shares why it is important for them to have a corporate water strategy
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Conflicting Reporting Hinders Companies' Water Risk Strategies
World Resource Institute's Paul Reig & Tien Shiao on how without consistent definitions of stress & scarcity, companies cannot properly measure water risks
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Government:  Reports: Interest:
  • China mulls national pollution permit trading system 
  • Ministry of Land Resources says oil & gas output to double;to ~700 mt of oil equivalent by 2030
  • China to industrialize sea ice desalination making at least 1bn cum of freshwater p.a. by 2023 
  • Undersea freshwater reserves larger than thought initially; possible new water source
  • Central govt reiterates commitment to water;local govts to be held accountable
  • China tells officials no cover-ups using state secrecy as an excuse
  • Burberry commits to toxic-free fashion by 2020
  • Phoenix Weekly calls out lack of disclosure on China's heavy metal contamination
  • Beijing:16 water reclamation plants to be built in 2014; in 2013 3.6 bn cum of water used; 22% was reclaimed water
  • Anhui: 10 cities to pilot the 'Smart City' programme, using tech to optimise city infrastructure
  • Jiangsu: Kushan city to be CRC's (socio-tech water use center) first water tech savvy city
  • Factories & power plants with real-time emissions data in eastern China exceeds national emission standards
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  • Government officers in Wenzhou swam in a local river to prove improved water quality
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