Roughly 60% of real estate investment trust (REIT) properties are projected to experience high water-stress by 2030 — more than double the number today, according to a report that Axios had early access to from the asset management firm BlackRock. Axios21 Jul 2020
And water is actually getting more expensive, according to Erin Bonney Casey, research director for Bluefield Research—who insists that economic considerations remain the first drivers in water conservation and reuse. “Rates are increasing faster than inflation or other consumer products,” she says. Automation World21 Oct 2019
Chennai, a growing south-Indian metropolis, was inundated by rains in 2015—but this summer, waiting for the monsoon, its 11 million residents have watched three of its four reservoirs run dry. National Geographic17 Jul 2019
The coastal city is the first major metropolitan area in India to deal with such an extreme water shortage, but several large cities around the world may soon face a similar crisis. Pacific Standard27 Jun 2019
Companies are under pressure to reduce their water usage because of mounting water scarcity. According to U.N. projections, the world will face a 40% freshwater shortfall by 2030 if nothing changes. This is a growing issue for corporate water users, who consume more than 40% of all water used in industrialized economies and an increasing share in developing nations. Environmental Leader26 Mar 2019
Water flows into the Sydney drinking water catchment are at a record low and less than half than they were during the millennium drought last decade, prompting more concern about the city’s water security. The Guardian07 Feb 2019
Municipal water is arriving — if it has not already — at a crossroads at which long-established and proven water and wastewater utility management practices are being challenged. Calls for increased adoption of more advanced solutions — digital water, reclaimed water use, decentralized treatment — are forcing water service providers to take note. Certainly, these calls are partly being driven by hype but where there is smoke, there is usually fire. WaterWorld19 Dec 2018
“By 2030, there will be a 40 percent gap between water supply and demand. That means that for every five people in this room, only three will have water,” said Mary Conley Egger, the opening keynote speaker at the annual MIT Water Summit. MIT07 Dec 2018
The GCC region has over the past few years adopted a strategy that aims to expand its total seawater desalination capacity by nearly 40% by 2020 in an effort to meet the rapidly increasing demand for potable water in the region. Utilities Middle East01 Nov 2018
Freshwater is crucial for drinking, washing, growing food, producing energy and just about every other aspect of modern life. Yet more than 2 billion of Earth’s 7.6 billion inhabitants lack clean drinking water at home, available on demand. ScienceNews17 Aug 2018
More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water. The Guardian19 Mar 2018
More than 1/3 of the world’s rapidly growing population will be forced to live without adequate water supply in 2025.
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