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BizDaily: Worldwide Water Crisis?

November 11th, 2014

Episode 74 of 643 episodes

The risks of a global water crisis, as the demands for food and from business increase world-wide. Some experts predict a 55% increase in global water demand by 2050, and yet supply is already stretched as global warming affects rainfall in many countries. We look at water conflict, at calls for water pricing, and ask what business can offer in the fight to conserve what we already have. Ed Butler speaks to campaigners and companies plus UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson at the Economist World Water Summit in London.