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Featured markets for water innovations - Portoguese-speaking countries.

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Presentation hold during EIP Water Conference in Porto, as part of the Porto Water Innovation Week in Session 7 “The water business: Markets, opportunities and employment”

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Featured markets for water innovations - Portoguese-speaking countries.

  1. 1. WATER INNOVATION: BRIDGING GAPS, CREATING OPPORTUNITIES 27 AND 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 ALFÂNDEGA PORTO CONGRESS CENTRE THE WATER BUSINESS: MARKETS, OPPORTUNITIES AND EMPLOYMENT FEATURED MARKETS FOR WATER INNOVATIONS – PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COUNTRIES ALEXANDRA SERRA PORTUGUESE WATER PARTNERSHIP
  2. 2. Public and private companies Universities and R&D centers NGO’s Public administration Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities in International Markets
  3. 3. Water Markets Source: TWITER, Jean-Patrick Ehouman
  4. 4. Fast growing population Emerging middle class Modern Aspirations Entrepreneurial ambitions In-house Innovation
  5. 5. More than 700 million people - about 60% of the population - are likely to own a mobile phone, with some researchers estimating mobile penetration could reach 80%.
  6. 6. Challenges · Lack of good governance and poor public water utilities · Highly polluted environments in informal urban settlements. · Growing impacts of droughts and floods. · Water management systems that do not respond to the current and growing demand. · Water infrastructure gap, despite billions of dollars of investments. · Intermittent water supply in too many cities.
  7. 7. Are European Companies prepared to offer innovative and customized solutions for the African specific context? How should European Companies and research centers face these opportunities?

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