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Spring 2019
Dec 17, 2018
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BADM 718 - The Business of Water
Business leaders and politicians at the highest levels now discuss a Global Water Crisis and worry that wars over water will replace those over oil. They have good reason for concern. Water IS one of our most important resources, one of the most misunderstood, and one of the most difficult to manage and share. As Mark Twain is credited with saying, “Whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting about.” As water becomes increasingly scarce, the growing struggle over it will create new business risks-physical risks to the supply needed to support a business and its supply chain, reputational risks as increased public scrutiny is placed on how water is used by business, and regulatory risks as governments increasingly mediate disputes. How can I reduce water risk? How can thoughtful planning turn competition between your business and other water users into a partnership for assured supply? How can my business turn water shortage into opportunity? And behind questions like these, how does water actually work, where does it come from, and where does it go, and why should my company be part of the water solution rather than the water problem? This course will examine these and other questions through exercises, role play, discussion, guest speakers, and fieldtrips supplemented by traditional lecture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department


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