Extreme climate conditions, like severe droughts, typhoons, and flooding last year added to human suffering. The World Meteorological Organisation warns extreme weather patterns are continuing in 2017.
Iain Watt –
Climate change will have a massive impact on how companies and societies operate, but many people are still unaware of the full extent of climate risks. Forum for the Future's Iain Watt breaks this complex issue down for companies.
and Cecilia Tortajada –
Floods have had a devastating effect on China's communities and economy; it will take political will, time, money, and good holistic planning and implementation before flood damages in China can be significantly reduced, say water experts Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
While droughts, floods and increasingly rapid groundwater depletion are cause for concern, this year presents unprecedented opportunities to pursue better water management, says World Resources Institute Global Water program director Betsy Otto.