Water, like energy is a commodity that every company community and settlement needs to manage, especially in the face of projected future scarcity trends. The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health estimates that it will take an annual investment of $840 billion to properly address water waste, pollution and management problems. Overall, the UN asserts that about one-fifth of the world’s population is challenged by water scarcity, and another 1.6 billion have limited access for economic reasons added to this almost 3.4 million people, mostly children, die annually from water-related diseases. Most of these illnesses and deaths can be prevented through simple, inexpensive measures. For instance, trachoma remains the leading cause of preventable blindness, accounting for 146 million acute cases around the world. But the disease is almost unheard of in places where basic water supply, sanitation and hygiene prevail.
The market for effective water technology is therefore absolutely enormous.
US CleanTech are working with research facilities in leading institutes on the next generation of water technologies, including advanced filtration and reuse.
Water recovery technology sectors