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Water is for Everyone

The 2030 Water Resources Group, a public-private partnership hosted by the World Bank, believes that by 2030 global demand will be 40 percent higher than it is today – and that if action is not taken to curb the worst effects of climate change, water supplies will diminish,

  • More than 1.3 billion jobs worldwide (42% of the world’s total active workforce) are heavily water-dependent, including work in agriculture, mining, and industries ranging from paper to pharmaceuticals.

  • Moreover, another 1.2 billion jobs are moderately water-dependent; though they do not use large quantities, industries such as construction, recreation, and transportation do need access to some. In total, 78 percent of global jobs need water.

  • One of the critical measures to conserve water is to reduce its usage. One way of doing it is re-using wastewater. However, how do you recover more out of less?

  • Something to think about- Around the world, some 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water. In almost every country people have water stress – ranging from water scarcity in the American southwest to extreme drought concerns in Australia. Indonesia has up to three meters of annual rainfall, but very limited access to safe drinking water.

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