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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2075-2106, 2017
http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/21/2075/2017/
doi:10.5194/hess-21-2075-2017
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19 Apr 2017
A water risk index for portfolio exposure to climatic extremes: conceptualization and an application to the mining industry
Luc Bonnafous et al.

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While water-risk management plans for economic assets are the norm on a local basis, it is possible that there is correlation in the climate induced portfolio water risk across operational sites. Therefore, from an investor's perspective, a need exists for a water risk index that allows for an exploration of the possible space and/or time clustering in exposure across many sites. This paper represents an attempt to develop such an index using long daily global modelled rainfall data sets.
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