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Climate Change and Security: Risks and Opportunities for Business

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Lloyd's 360 Risk Insight report: Water security, like food and energy security, is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity. Businesses everywhere are beginning to find out that their water supply can no longer be taken for granted. At a time when TV screens and newspapers are filled with images of flooding, and with growing evidence of rising sea levels linked to climate change, it is all to easy to ignore water scarcity as a major global issue. Yet around one third of the population already lives in areas where water is physically or economically scarce due to insufficient investment in the necessary infrastructure, according to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). http://www.lloyds.com/News_Centre/Features_from_Lloyds/News_and_features_2009/360/worldwide_water_crisis_time_is_running_out.htm

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