Water firms urged to consider natural capital

The water industry must consider natural, social and human capital in addition to financial capital in its business planning if it is to address the challenges it faces over the coming years, including population growth and climate change.

Global infrastructure services firm AECOM said water companies tended not to include natural, human and social capital in their planning, but that by identifying and valuing these they could transform the basis on which investment decisions were made.

AECOM pointed out that the water sector faces a myriad of pressures, from population growth to the rise of high-consuming single occupancy ...

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