This is the third in a series of three articles from experts at Conservation International on building partnerships, balancing supply and demand, and addressing fresh water risk.​

Video blog transcript:

In addition to managing for and understanding their impacts, in a given watershed, we also think it's important for companies to understand their dependencies on water resources, including for example, upstream water sheds and the water services that they provide to a company and the operations. 

Other articles in the Water series:

Key ingredients to a successful partnership

Balancing fresh water consumption and capacity

More from Conservation International on fresh water:

Fresh Water is the lifeblood of the planet. No one can survive without it.

Nature is Speaking: Water