Making Water Count For More
Worldwide, we count on water resources to do more every day — to supply a growing population and to meet rising energy needs. But utilities with aging systems struggle to keep up. Underdeveloped countries continue to suffer under the staggering burdens of waterborne disease and limited water access. Even developed countries face water management inefficiencies that put health at risk.
The Numbers Behind the Water Crisis
The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and at the rate we’re going there won’t be nearly enough water for that many of us. An estimated 48 nations will face water stress or scarcity by 2025. And water-related disease causes 3.575 million deaths every year. Even in the U.S., poor water treatment causes up to 16 million illnesses per year. In every country, 22% of treated, distributed water goes unaccounted for, due to broken meters, leaky pipes and vandalism. The numbers need to change now.
We think the best way to start the change is to start the conversation of change. To bring all the stakeholders together and openly discuss the issues and ideas. So we have created this site with the help of a few friends.
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