We help our clients grow and reach their financial objectives in a sustainable way. The True Cost of Water is a pragmatic tool to make it happen.
Water lies at the heart of our global economy
Projected population and economic growth levels is pushing water resources to the limit. This means that over the next few decades, freshwater availability could become the main growth limitation factor for cities and industries.
The development of water footprint indicators, such as our Water Impact Index, has provided an insight into the vulnerability of an activity to water challenges. Decision-makers are looking at an even more pragmatic metric: pounds.
If correctly valued, water will be better managed
The True Cost of Water, a tool developed by Veolia, and combines traditional CAPEX and OPEX calculations with analysis of water risks and their financial implications.
The True Cost of Water tool takes into account:
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These elements are organised in four categories:
- Operational - water shortages
- Financial - increase in cost of capital
- Regulatory - obligation to meet ecological status
- Reputational - temporary loss of license to operate