TexFash: Not Water Efficiency or Shortage, But Floods and Depleting Water Quality Will Pose Biggest Risks to Apparel Hubs by 2050

November 2022

With focus largely on emissions and net-zero, a critical area facing a bigger risk perhaps relates to water — flood risks and fast-depleting water quality, according to a WWF study. And, the warning is grimmer for clusters in India and Pakistan.

As fashion companies stay glued with textbook solutions on issues of water efficiency and water scarcity, there's a bigger threat that's looming large: flood risks and fast-depleting water quality.

The grim warning comes in the WWF report, Avant Garde: Water risks and opportunities facing the apparel and textile clusters, published together with Open Supply Hub.

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