Global headwinds are worsening
Global Population in Billions from 1 A.D through 2050 A.D
Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
- By 2050, the global population will exceed 9-billion people, further exacerbating the water scarcity we experience today, and increasing demand in water-intense industries like Food and Energy.
- The investment gap for water infrastructure exceeds $2T globally. There is insufficient capital available to address our water infrastructure needs.
- If we are to meet the global water challenges, we must innovate, and find better, more effective and more cost-effective ways of ensuring water is available, safe and affordable.
- Innovation includes, but is not limited to, technology. We must also innovate with business models, risk models, regulatory models and financing.
Yesterday’s solutions cannot solve today’s problems!