De-risking Water Supply through Source Energy

De-risking Water Supply through Source Energy

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Seth Sheldon, Senior Scientist at Energy Points

Dr. Ory Zik, Founder & CEO of Energy Points

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North Carolina in 2007. Brazil in 2012. Texas in 2013. And California right now. What do they have in common?

Droughts and heat waves are becoming routine in many parts of the world, and they can pose major challenges for the corporation. Short-term emergency water curtailments can be expensive—especially for heavy water users, like the agricultural and power industries and manufacturers. Long-term water scarcity can have a substantial impact on a company’s ability to grow. And there are always the unexpected ripple effects that impact supply chains for business of all types: neither ski resorts, nor even posh New York bakeries are immune.

Water risks can be minimized

We also know that drought- and heat-related emergencies are avoidable. But large scale water resource planning is a process that takes decades, not a few years, and the staggering inertia of most water laws means that decisions to update regulations and invest in new infrastructure are rife with political conflict. How can businesses reasonably expect to insulate themselves from short- and long-term risks in the face of so much climatological, regulatory, and political uncertainty?

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About the Authors

Seth Sheldon, Senior Scientist at Energy Points

Seth has a Ph.D. in environmental science and is particularly interested in the way water, energy, climate, and food systems interact. As an environmentalist and outdoorsman, he wants to make good on the promises of sustainability. As a scientist, he wants to use the best data and analytical tools to do so.

Ory Zik, Founder & CEO of Energy Points @oryzik

Ory holds a Ph.D. in physics and founded and led a few companies (QuantomiX, HelioFocus). A longtime proponent and creator of clean technologies, he founded Energy Points when he realized the world needed a better, more accurate way to evaluate and understand energy use.