Water: Emerging Risks & Opportunities, February 10, 2013

February 9, 2013

On February 8, 2013, Goldman Sachs (GS), General Electric (GE), and World Resources Institute (WRI) convened a summit on "Water: Emerging Risks & Opportunities."

More than 250 representatives from private sector companies; local, state and federal agencies; investors; as well as non-governmental organizations participated to help address key questions related to the intersection of capital, technology, and policy in meeting the U.S. water challenge.

The event coincided with the Northeast blizzard, Nemo, which brought home the acute impact of weather extremes. Despite the significant undertaking of addressing our nation’s water infrastructure deficit and the considerable economic consequences of extreme drought that has affected more than half the continental U.S., the discussion throughout the day was notably optimistic and highlighted a number of significant opportunities.