What this means for industry
The challenge faced by industry leaders is to develop a sustainable approach to manage our precious water resources. This requires a multitude of integrated solutions incorporating energy efficient means of water sourcing, recycling and reuse, desalination and modified ground and surface water extraction techniques.
For example, Singapore has developed a progressive policy to maximise the reuse of wastewater (domestic and industrial) and desalination. These sources are estimated to provide 85% of the 2060 demand, which is expected to grow from 55% to 70% by 2060. Industry must strive for continuous reduction in water use and minimise the production of waste.