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Water Risk Modeling

Developing Risk-Return Management Techniques in Finance and Beyond

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  • Examines the measurement and management challenges associated with financial water risk
  • Offers specific quantitative models for financial assets, portfolios, institutions, markets, and companies
  • Includes academic and practical insights conceived by policymakers, scientists, industry leaders, and NGO managers

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About this book

This book sheds light on the topic of financial water risk by examining the modeling challenges associated with physical, regulatory, and reputational water risk in finance. It explores various approaches to operationalize water risk from a financial analysis, investment management, and climate science perspective. The analysis of tools to assess water risk provides the basis for the development of appropriate risk-return management techniques in finance and beyond. This book provides new insights by focusing on financial water threats and their related opportunities. It will be of interest to both academics and practitioners who work at the interface of finance, economics, nature, and society.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Frameworks for Water Risk-Return Modeling and Management

  3. (Investment) Strategies for Water Risk-Return Modeling and Management

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Banking & Finance, DHBW-Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany

    Dieter Gramlich

  • Department of Finance, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

    Thomas Walker, Maya Michaeli, Charlotte Esme Frank

About the editors

Dieter Gramlich is a Professor at DHBW – Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Heidenheim, Germany, where he serves as Head of the Banking Department. He previously studied at the University of Mannheim and was an interim professor and Chair of Banking & Finance at the University of Halle. His research focuses on sustainable finance.

Thomas Walker is a Professor of Finance and Concordia University Research Chair in Emerging Risk Management at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Prior to academia, he worked in the German consulting and industrial sector at Mercedes Benz, Utility Consultants International, Lahmeyer International, Telenet, and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Maya Michaeli works as a Research Associate in the Department of Finance at Concordia University, Montreal. She has a natural passion for financial markets and the future of sustainable investments and has participated in numerous research projects in those areas.

Charlotte Esme Frank completed her Bachelor’s degree in the Humanities at Carleton University, Ottawa. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Concordia University, Montreal, where she is a Research Associate at the John Molson School of Business. She is currently completing a PhD in English literature at McGill University.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Water Risk Modeling

  • Book Subtitle: Developing Risk-Return Management Techniques in Finance and Beyond

  • Editors: Dieter Gramlich, Thomas Walker, Maya Michaeli, Charlotte Esme Frank

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-23810-9Published: 18 February 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-23813-0Published: 18 February 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-23811-6Published: 17 February 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXV, 367

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Economics, Risk Management, Sustainable Development, Water, general, Energy Policy, Economics and Management

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