You may be surprised to learn that the one issue that keeps the world’s leaders up at night is not weapons of mass destruction or cross-border conflict. It’s not the threat of another fiscal crisis or the spread of infectious diseases. It’s water.
The World Economic Forum announced this week at its annual meeting in Davos that the global water crisis is now the largest risk and greatest impact to our lives and our planet. The sobering truth is that world leaders now view the lack of access to safe drinking water and extreme weather events such as catastrophic drought as bigger risks than anything else.
Water has made the list four times, but this is the first time that it has taken the top spot for risks with the greatest potential impact. That’s a wakeup call that demands the immediate attention of business and government leaders.
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