Water Risk Reports


  •  ACA SI Assessing Water Risk; A Practical Approach for Financial Institutions WWF/DEG.
    Development of first methodology to structure and quantify water related risks for financial institutions, based on standard practice risk modelling and best available scientific data sources. This study has been the origin of the online Water Risk Filter.

  • Understanding water risk - WWF.
    Water scarcity risks are subjective vand ary from time to time and from place to place. Thus there can be no single response to risk management. However, there are four key principles that apply to all interests and should be used to shape effective management and mitigation of water scarcity risks.

  • Investigating shared risk in water - WWF.
    Corporate risk related to water is likely to become more significant into the 21st century, due to increasing water stress internationally, investor perceptions and public awareness.

  • Lloyds 360 risk report - Pegasys/WWF.
    Businesses around the world must act now if they are to fend off the threat of a growing water shortage.

  • Public Policy Guidelines - UN Global Compact - CEO Water Mandate.
    This guide provides principles, concepts, practical steps, and case examples that can facilitate companies’ responsible engagement with water policy in a manner that reduces business risks while advancing policy goals and positively impacting nearby communities and ecosystems.

  • CDP Water Disclosure Global Report 2011 - CDP.
    57% of the 190 publicly listed organizations that participated in the survey report board-level oversight of water policies, strategies, or plans.

  • Chief Liquidity Series 1 Agribusiness - UNEP FI.
    The CLS series seeks to provide concrete guidance at the local level - each issue looking at a specific sector across a set of particularly exposed geographies. As such, they aim to close a gap often found in financial institutions between ambitious environmental policies at the group level but lacking awareness and know-how in daily interactions with clients and investees. This first issue sheds light on the water challenges faced by agribusiness actors in Australia, India, South Africa, Brazil and the Mediterranean Basin and provides guidance on the questions financial institutions should ask to better handle the water challenges in these and similar regions themselves.

  • Chief Liquidity Series 2 Power Sector - UNEP FI.
    This report explores water challenges faced by the electrical power generation sector.

  • Watching Water - JP Morgan.
    JPMorgan Global Environmental, Social, and Governance Research offers investors a framework for evaluating the impact of water scarcity and water pollution on individual sectors and companies.

  • Murky Waters - CERES.
    This report is the ?rst comprehensive assessment and ranking of water disclosure practices of 100 publicly-traded companies in eight key sectors exposed to water-related risks: beverage, chemicals, electric power, food, homebuilding, mining, oil and gas, and semiconductors. The report highlights best practices, key gaps and trends in water reporting and lays out a set of recommendations for companies and investors.

  • Aqua Gauge - CERES.
    A framework for 21st century water management. This report introduces experts and newcomers alike to the Ceres Aqua Gauge™, a new framework for assessing corporate management of water risk. The report provides a broad overview of how competing freshwater demands and limits to supply are beginning to affect corporate financial performance in a range of industrial sectors. The report also identifies trends in corporate and investor responses to emerging water issues — and explains how investors can identify holdings in their portfolios more likely to be exposed to water-related risks.

  • The Ripple Effect: Water Risk in the Municipal Bond Market - CERES.
    Growing water scarcity in many parts of the United States is a hidden financial risk for investors who buy the water and electric utility bonds that finance much of the country's vast water and power infrastructure; according to this first-ever report by Ceres and Water Asset Management. The report evaluates and ranks water scarcity risks for public water and power utilities in some of the country's most water-stressed regions, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta.