Corporate water risk: confusion and ambiguity

An interesting podcast from the Oxford Water Group on corporate water risk here. Thanks to dmfant for the link.

Also, a new article on the financialization of water was posted at Review of Radical Political Economics yesterday. You can get it here, abstract below.

The Financialization of Water
Kate Bayliss
This paper aims to locate developments in water delivery within broader financialization trends
by considering three aspects of water management. First, despite clear failings of privatization
over the past twenty years, state support for the private sector continues. Second, innovations
have emerged so that water consumption generates wealth for private investment finance. Finally,
private enterprises have gained increasing influence in sector policy. The paper demonstrates
that financialization is incompatible with social objectives in water delivery.

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