|Title||Shared Water Challenges and Interests: the case for private sector engagement in water policy and management|
|Publication Type||Progress Report|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Schulte, P, Orr, S, Power, G|
|Publisher||UN Global Compact and Pacific Institute|
|ISBN Number||ISBN-10: 189379055X and ISBN-13: 978 1 893790 55 1|
|Keywords||private sector, water management, water policy|
This article sets out to provide nuance to these notions and in some instances outright challenge them. It acknowledges the real threat of corporate policy capture and “greenwashing,” as well as the inherent asymmetries in conceptions and realities of water risk. However, the paper argues that current conditions actually offer a much greater incentive for companies to align their water-related policies and practices with the public interest than in the past. A great opportunity exists for companies, governments, civil society groups, communities, and others to collaborate to achieve shared water-related objectives.