Water coming out of pipe

Overcoming water scarcity

Steven Page Service Line Lead

Steven Page | Water Specialist Services Service Line Lead, Brisbane | 07 July 2017

The world’s climate has a limited ability to evaporate sea water, generate rain clouds and replenish creeks, rivers and lakes with fresh water – water is a limited resource.

The situation

1 in 10 people don't have access to safe water; Global water demand forecast to increase by 55%; Developing countries - 70% of waste dumped into waterways

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.

Singapore expect to provide 85% of the 2060 water demand reusing wastewater and desalination

How Advisian can help

Advisian understands that water is a critical resource for communities and industries around the world. By embracing all aspects of responsible water management, our Global Water Team provides complete water solutions to address a diverse range of challenges and needs. 

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