Mazars Global Water Risk Survey

Mazars is glad to share the key results of the latest Mazars global water survey, focusing on the global water risks.

Mazars Global Water risk survey

Conducted at the beginning of the year 2018, with the support of YouGov, an international market research company, our survey was conducted in seven countries worldwide (France, United Kingdom, China, Spain, Germany, India, and United States of America). Our survey sample represents some of the major economies or entities facing important water challenges.

A growing number of stakeholders are becoming more and more sensitive to water risks, largely as a result of media coverage of some of the water related events that have affected lives of millions in the last few years or simply because of concerns that demand for this critical resource is under tremendous pressure due to an ever increasing population.

"Water is a critical yet and under-managed resource for most businesses. This is probably because of the cost of water, which varies from none to minimal today. The insignificance of this cost shades many executives and boards from the real value of water to their businesses. Leaders of tomorrow have to consider water as a business risk, and include water in risk management practices, sustainability programs, and discussions and communications with stakeholders" said Anne Viard, Mazars Partner. 

The corporate world itself is more and more exposed to the water risks, and yet one rarely hear or read about this risk being assessed and managed by corporations, with the exceptions of some leading fortune 500 organizations.

Mazars, active water stakeholder & Business. For Good ™

As an active stakeholder in the global water management cause, as well as in the sustainable development cause, Mazars wish to take the initiative and herein contribute to the discussion of water as a business risk, as well as its assessment, materiality, and reporting. Mazars’ water engagement is also part of the Mazars Business. For Good ™ initiative.

Key findings in the survey include:

  • A growing consensus that the global water risk is critical today, and the impact is real and immediate
  • Efficient communication and reporting systems or standards are an obvious must, but it is not sufficient in today’s business world
  • Identification of key drivers and tools for a better water risk management

Please download the 2018 Global Water Risk Survey below.

You’ll also find the detailed study in sector, client size and country perspective in our following edition.


2018 Mazars Global Water Risk Survey Results Global Water Day Edition.pdf
2018 Mazars Global Water Risk Survey Results Global Water Day Edition.pdf