Let’s think about how many companies use water for critical business needs: utility companies, food and beverage products, pharma, manufacturing, agriculture, chemical companies. Discussions about water availability have now reached the board room as global droughts are becoming more common.
“In a water-constrained world, water is, in fact, the new frontier for forward-thinking business leaders who want to increase productivity and improve human prosperity.”
Agriculture has shown the greatest efficiencies with a 100% improvement in water productivity in the past 40 years. With agriculture using 70% of the world’s water, it has had the greatest incentives and impact on water.
A variety of technology improvements including reverse osmosis, innovative desalination, and water treatment processes have increased water productivity.