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15 May 13 06:10

How can we insure regulatory "instruments" such as water rights under a changing climate?

Category: Climate/natural disasters


Andreas Schraft - 15 May 2013, 9:42 a.m.

Interesting question! We have no experience with insuring water rights (at least to my knowledge). Still, I believe that insurance can be a viable risk management option for short-term water shortage due to dry spells induced by weather patterns. However, insurance will not be a good solution for sustained water shortage due to climate change. It would be too expensive and claims payments by insurers would not solve the real problem. It is much better to mitigate such losses by limiting climate change and by using water in a sustainable way, e.g. reducing consumption, recycling.

Robert Shibatani - 16 May 2013, 7:42 a.m.


Can we chat/connect offline? There are some sensitive client strategies that I'd like to share with you, but not on an open forum.

We have some ideas that we would like to run by you and others at Swiss Re and the other major re-insurers.

My email is Also, we can Skype: robert.shibatani


Robert Shibatani - 16 May 2013, 7:43 a.m.

My email is

Alicia has my contact information.

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