Who doesn’t appreciate the sight and sound of a babbling brook, beautiful rivers and majestic oceans. It seems reasonable, therefore, to think we must all agree on the importance of taking time to reflect on water stewardship. This means not only doing the right thing, it’s also about generating resulting business benefits as well. If we are to adapt to decreasing rainfalls and rising temperatures that result from climate change, we must bring the natural environment back into our daily lives. We will need new frameworks for governance, financing and models for collaboration. This approach will enable us to bring nature back into our lives, creating green urban spaces, flourishing farmland and resilience to climate change. Its essential we recognize the value our natural resources provide for society, the economy and the environment.

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