Background Note | HBS Case Collection | August 2011 (Revised February 2012)

A Note on Water

by Robert G. Eccles, Amy C. Edmondson, George Serafeim and Sarah E. Farrell

Abstract

This note provides background on the complex issues regarding the supply and consumption of water and how this natural resource is at increasing risk, resulting in significant economic, political and environmental issues.

Keywords: Economics; Government and Politics; Demand and Consumers; Supply and Industry; Risk and Uncertainty; Natural Environment; Pollution and Pollutants; Environmental Sustainability;

Citation:

Eccles, Robert G., Amy C. Edmondson, George Serafeim, and Sarah E. Farrell. "A Note on Water." Harvard Business School Background Note 412-050, August 2011. (Revised February 2012.)