Meet the water champions

The world needs water and it needs companies that can come up with innovative technology and distribution systems to provide this essential resource.

Approximately 18% of the worldÆs population lacks access to safe drinking water, but in Asia almost 70% of people donÆt have access to clean water, explained Bernd Schanzenbacher, head of Credit Suisse's environmental business group, as he spoke at a Green Wave panel on water at the bank's annual equity conference yesterday.

ôBut let me not scare you, because there is hope,ö said Schanzenbacher, as he pointed to his fellow panellists, dubbed the ôwater...

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