S8E18 - How to Leverage Water Risk Assessment to Unlock Business Opportunities
with 🎙️ Jennifer Möller-Gulland, Water Risk Expert and Water Economist for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme
💧 Jennifer is the founder of the Water Risk Assessment Blueprint Training, a 12-week online course that helps water professionals to know the Water Risks, convince decision makers to consider and address them, be part of the solution, and accelerate their career.
What we covered:
3️⃣ How there are three types of Water Risks, physical, infrastructure, and governance, and how one should tackle the assessment of these risks
👨🏫 How water risks shall be understood at all levels, from government to companies and individuals
📈 How water risks are connected to economic development, social development and gender equality and how ignoring water risks can have long-lasting impacts on individuals and communities
🚱 How the governance risk in managing water crisis (such as Flint) is often not given the attention it deserves
😵 How the "40% water availability gap" risk given by the 2030 Water Resource Group is often misused and doesn't consider qualitative risks such as polluted water
😅 How the UN Water Conference can be taken with a positive spin, assuming you joined with no expectations, and how the outcomes are pretty typical of this kind of multilateral behemoth
♻️ How political cycles don't match with the infrastructure investments required for long-term sustainability and how decision-makers over-focus on making voters happy
💰 How infrastructure problems cannot always be fixed incrementally, how they may require complete overhauls and how there's no clear plan on how to finance it
💵 How linking a water risk assessment to GDP impact can help incentivize governments to take action based on it
💪 How Jennifer created her water risk assessment training, who it caters to, and what one can expect to learn from it
✋ Positive reinforcement of Water newcomers, the human right to Water, PFAS and its potential health consequences, the fate of a consultant's report, working for the World Bank or the UN, Water Futures, Water Markets... and much more!
🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
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➡️ Check out the entire article on the importance of Water Risk Assessment, including an infographic and a full transcript on the (don't) Waste Water website!