Our offer, water interdependency stress tests

Water Risks

In a world that can no longer take ample, secured and not contaminated supplies of water for granted, we need to take into account:


  • Water volume: flood occurrence, water scarcity, upstream storage, etc.
  • Water quality: temperature, contamination, etc.
  • Water infrastructures: finance, management, safety, etc.
  • Water//Security nexus
  • Water//Energy nexus
  • Water// Food Security nexus
  • Water//Finance nexus
  • Domino effects of interdependencies

Prana Sustainable Water Diagnose services

  • Benchmarking wastewater value according to context, place, difficulty to treat and related by-products in order to facilitate sales of wastewater resources
  • Assessing and advising to minimise carbon and water footprints.
  • Assessing water rights acquisitions feasibility.

Prana Sustainable Water unique Water interdependency stress tests

We help our members by analysing their water risks and related domino effects to reduce proactively their costs and exposures. This Strategic Water Interdependency Intelligence service also suggests reuse wastewater opportunities.

 

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Prana Sustainable Water helps its members to manage their risks by:


  • Analysing water risks and domino effects e.g. on sourcing, costs, markets, geo-political impact to reduce proactively costs and exposures. This Strategic Water Interdependency Intelligence service also suggests related opportunities and/or select the assets for investors' needs. For example:



Water energy nexus
Water use for fracking shale gas reduces availabilities for cotton cultivation.*

Water health nexus
This situation can put more pressure on other cotton and textile producers. For example, according to the Department of Chemistry and Geology of the University of Karachi, Pakistan, wastewater from textile dyeing factories is not properly treated leading to health problems and ecosystems contamination with chemical polluters.**

Water food security nexus
Water pollution does not recognize any border. In consequence, sea fishing possibilities are reduced. This means that fish e.g. in Africa are becoming more expensive reducing access to source of protein.


Sources: *Nicot, J-P., 2013, Hydraulic fracturing and water resources: A Texas study: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions. **Imtiazuddin S.M. and Mumtaz M., 2013, Toxicity study of heavy metals textile pollutants in wastewater effluent on the fishes of Karachi harbour area: Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan.


Negative domino effects can be cut thanks to Prana Sustainable Water’s stop loss solutions.

Decentralized treatments of sludge can generate renewable energy. Treated wastewater buffer stocks can also be used as energy storage. Investors, such as pension funds can manage water interdependency risks by investing in solvent wastewater treatments. Those infrastructure could be financed by commodities whole-sellers looking for more reliable sourcing produced with less risks and costs thanks to prepaid treated wastewater footprints.

A cotton T-shirt has an average water footprint of 2’700 liters (www.waterfootprint.org). A water management company using clean technologies generating sludge energy will get a solvent water market thanks to the trader’s purchase commitment for treated effluents footprint. At a global level if only 10% of the cotton water footprint for the yearly cotton production of 25 million tons come from treated wastewater, improved access to sanitation and dignity for about 3’424’657people (generating 20l wastewater/capita/day) can be provided.

Prana Sustainable Water considers domestic wastewater as raw material for clean water, fertilizers, polymers, etc. Micro-credit and micro-insurance can be partially paid-back by the wastewater value of the by-products. Sustainable growth will then be for everybody.

Water Footprint

Measures the consumption and contamination of freshwater resources (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme).



Water Impact Index

Water footprint indicator that aggregates all aspects of water cycle including water quality and availability in the local environment (Veolia Water white paper).