The report also identifies water-related risks for electric power/energy, apparel, biotechnology/pharmaceutical,
forest products and metals/mining firms. For companies in these and other sectors, climate change will further
reduce the availability of reliable and high quality water, impacting productivity, costs, revenues, public goodwill
The report highlights the intensifying conflict between energy use and water availability. With increasing frequency,
choosing one of these resources means undermining the other – the other, usually being water.