One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is the problem of how the public and private sectors can sustain economic development, business growth, social well-being and ecosystem health in the face of accelerating demand for water, energy, and food. "Business as usual" projections of scarcity in water, energy, and food predict a lack of these resources sufficient to sustain economic and business growth as well as an adequate standard of living worldwide.
Developments in technology are well documented, but this is the first book to explain the role of innovation in public policy and governance, a topic which is frequently overlooked and often frustrates developments in technology and business. Without innovation in public policy and governance, innovation in technology solutions will face persistent headwinds for adoption. The book showcases these innovations and creates a roadmap of what needs to change to drive economic development, business growth, social wellbeing and ecosystem health in the 21st century.
William Sarni is an internationally recognized leader on water strategy and innovation and CEO of Water Foundry, Colorado, USA. He has authored numerous publications and presented on the value of water, water technology innovation and the energy-water-food nexus. He works with multinational companies, NGOs and startups. Gregory Koch has some 30 years of experience and is a globally recognized leader in water resource management and water stewardship. Formerly, Greg led The Coca-Cola Company's global water stewardship program where he collaborated with bottling partners, governments, NGOs, aid/development agencies, and communities across the world.
Foreword: Stanley A. Motta Introduction Chapter 1: The Problem with "Business as Usual" Chapter 2: The Challenge of the Nexus Chapter 3: Tough Choices - The Trade-Offs Chapter 4: The Opportunities Chapter 5: Creating Abundance: The Path Forward Closing: Anders Berntell