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The top issues in the global water sector

Water tight 2012

Water tight 2012


The growing demand for water is making conservation and efficient use central issues, particularly as governments, utilities and the private sector come under increasing pressure to be stewards of this precious and shared resource. This report examines how major global trends such as population growth, increasing economic development and urbanisation, coupled with the changes in climate patterns, underscore the importance of effective public policy and private sector water stewardship in managing this finite and shared resource

The themes covered in this report are:

  • Growing demand for a finite resource: The future is not bright
  • Climate change: A volatile future
  • Managing demand: The era of cheap water is over
  • Managing demand: The water and energy nexus
  • Increasing supply: Technology in the driving seat
  • Sources of funding: Going private
  • Water as the next ‘hot’ commodity: Has its turn come?
  • Water stewardship: The way forward


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