The Value of Water for Business
Myanmar is home to the two iconic rivers, Ayeyarwady and Thanlwin, regarded as the last two remaining free-flowing rivers in tropical Asia. However, both rivers are facing serious threats, not only from climate change - causing drought, flooding and other extreme weather events, but also from human-induced impacts such as pollution, overfishing, and infrastructure developments. The challenge of having access to clean and sufficient water has posed a direct threat to businesses and the communities where they operate.
According to UN reports, about 3.6 billion people worldwide live in water-stressed areas and without further action based on projected demand, the world will face a 40 per cent shortfall in freshwater supply within 10 years. It is also estimated that some $301 billion of business value is at risk due to water scarcity, pollution and climate change. Therefore, it is important for the companies to recognize the value of water and the severe financial impact that water scarcity poses to their businesses.
WWF-Myanmar is addressing the challenge of water risks and pollution in both industrial and corporate sectors by promoting the water stewardship approach that embeds the concept in sustainability standards, building the concept into sectoral initiatives, growing levels of water disclosure and improving collaborations. In this webinar, we will focus on the connectivity between water and business performance by highlighting the value of water for business sustainability, the potential risks associated with water scarcity and pollution and will introduce the water stewardship approach to transform the risks into business value.
Date: Friday 1st July, 2022
Time: 14.00 - 15.30 (Myanmar Time)
Venue: Online (Zoom Webinar)
Member - FOC
Non Member - MMK 21,000 including commercial tax
According to the law of Myanmar, Form 31 for event ticket fee won't be provided by British Chamber as the attendee is the end user of the service.
Access and Cancellation
You will be sent the link to attend 24 hours in advance, then again one hour before. You must pay for your ticket in advance, or you will not be sent the access link.
CEO of British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar
Freshwater Programme and Policy Manager at WWF Myanmar
Consultant and Researcher
CSR and Sustainability Executive at Heineken Myanmar
Water Risk Filter Officer at WWF