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Water Risks Impacting Supply Chains

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Ariella
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Re: Whose problem?
Ariella   2/12/2013 10:39:55 AM
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@Bolaji Yes, it's one of those things that we tend to take for granted until something goes wrong. The key is to avoid the harm before one has an environmental and/or legal disaster on one's hands. 

Bolaji Ojo
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Bolaji Ojo   2/11/2013 1:19:27 PM
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Water is one of those utility services that many companies don't spend much time thinking about or wondering how its use, availabiility and sewage disposal could impact their businesses. It's also one of those services that could hurt a company were it to suddenly become unavailable or if environmentalist target the business.

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FLYINGSCOT   2/11/2013 8:52:04 AM
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Water has been traded for a long time now and you are right it should be factored into the business plans of major companies if they are smart.  It is the cost of the transportation infrastructure that is the problem though.

hash.era
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hash.era   2/10/2013 8:35:20 AM
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Exactly Ariella. We do need to focus heavily on it since if you go on harming the nature, the nature will get back to you in a much more stronegr way. That is not what we want.

Ariella
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Ariella   2/9/2013 7:24:21 PM
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It is something to take into consideration. Water is a central part of any ecosystem. A change in quality can have a long-term impact on both plant and animal life.

prabhakar_deosthali
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prabhakar_deosthali   2/9/2013 5:12:13 AM
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Water is certainly becoming another precious commodity on our mother earth and I won't be surprised if "water" becomes a trade-able  commodity on the commodity exchanges worldwide because of its scarcity. Governments and local bodies all over the world need to put in conscious effort to make sure that the industrial licenses be granted based upon the regions water footprint and the requirement of water of that particular industry

"water" is set to  become part of the supplier benchmarking process soon.

 

 

elctrnx_lyf
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Nature Impact
elctrnx_lyf   2/9/2013 3:54:21 AM
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I believe the supply chian and sourcing managers have to give importance to water levels just like the way other natural resources are assessed. Ability of any region to be able to supply the water needs of the individuals and industries shall be taken as a critical point to award any major sourcing opportunities.



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