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Friday, January 30, 2015

GLOBAL: WEF Global Risks report places water crises at top of list of threats (19/01/15)

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2015 report has for the first time placed water crises at the top of the list of biggest global threats in terms of their potential impact.

Water crises have also been re-categorised as a societal rather than an environmental risk in this year’s report. Carl Ganter, from WEF’s global agenda council on water, pointed out that around a third of the world’s population now live in water-stressed areas.

Water crises beat the spread of infectious diseases, weapons of mass destruction and [more]

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