A study of how Swedish companies are affected financially in the event of an interruption in the water supply
Authors: Karin Sjöstrand and Josefine Klingberg, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Noor Sedehi Zadeh, VTI Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
Summary: How are companies in different industries affected by water supply disruptions? The project has collected information from more than 1,400 Swedish companies. Based on the survey results, resilience factors have been calculated for 35 different industries. The factors provide a measure of the proportion of companies' operations that can be maintained in the event of an interruption. They can be used, for example, to calculate interruption risks and estimate the benefits of risk reduction measures. They also provide a basis for in-depth dialogue between drinking water producers and companies.
Keywords: Water supply outage, critical infrastructure disruption, economic loss, business interruption, resiliency factor, risk reduction