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Missed our event? Watch all the talks here | Water as a Business Risk

Water as a Business Risk was a Better Business Breakfast event hosted on the 3rd of March 2017 by GCX in partnership with Sun International.

The event brought together South Africa’s top minds in water to engage with over 200 executives from SA’s leading organisations on:

–  The state of the water crisis currently facing South Africa
–  The impact this could have on your business
–  Water as a fiduciary responsibility
–  Solutions and innovations for managing risks and opportunities in a water-constrained future

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Watch all the Talks Below:


Mark Sampson on the Water Crisis | Water as a Business Risk

Mark Sampson shows some of the highlights from his Africa Clockwise tour and provides some much-needed lightheartedness on what is a tough subject – The water crises in Africa.


The State of South Africa’s Water | Water as a Business Risk

Do you know where our drinkable water comes from in South Africa? Dr. Anthony Turton provides invaluable insight into the state of South Africa’s water sources, supply & demand, filtration and quality of this precious resource.


Shared Responsibility of Authentic Water Stewardship | Water as a Business Risk

Christine Colvin from WWF talks about Authentic Water Stewardship and the obligation we have to use water responsibly.


Financing Water Infrastructure | Water as a Business Risk

Dr. Mao Amis explores some of the investment opportunities for private sector investments in water infrastructure.


Unlocking REAL Business Value with Water Stewardship | Water as a Business Risk

Do you know the REAL value of Water Stewardship? Bernard Jacobs – Head of GCX Water talks about how to optimise water efficiencies, and through this, unlock real business and financial value.


Standard Bank Water Management Case Study | Water as a Business Risk

Eldrid Opperman gives a practical look at how a loss in water supply can significantly impact a businesses day to day operations. Take a look into how Standard Bank South Africa mitigates this risk of water supply through some very clever water management solutions.

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