How long until water recycling
is the only option?
Annual non-renewable groundwater depletion
in India, China, The United States, North Africa
and the Arabian Peninsula totals 160bn m3 a
year, wich is equivalent to the total annual flow
Groundwater Overdraft of 2 Nile rivers
How much embodied water is
in your laptop?
A typical 6 inch wafer fabrication plant
processing 40 000 wafers a month reportedly
consumes 2-3M gallons of water per day. This
equivalent into over 1500 gallons per wafer.
How many leaks are you
In 1998, more than 600km of pipes in Berlin
were inspected via video camera vehicles as
part of routine maintenance policy has reduced
the percentage of unaccounted water to 5%
How secure is your
61M people depend on dams and reservoirs for
their water, making them a potentially
significant terrorist target
How can we increase the
productivity of water?
Global annual water use by industry is expected
to rise from an estimated 725km3 in 1995 to
about 1170km3 by 2025, by which time
industrial usage will represent 24% of all water
Industrial Demands abstractions
Are you watering your
plants too much?
It is estimated that salinisation reduces the
world’s irrigated area by 1-2% every year, hitting
the hardest in arid and semi-arid regions
Is there Prozac in your water?
In 2003, scientists discovered that male fish
living downstream from a cattle feedlot in the
Elkhorn River had 1/3 less testosterone than
normal & females had 20% less estrogen, but
Pharma Water 45% more testosterone than normal
Where would you get
water without taps?
Children are 12% more likely to attend school if
water is available within a 15 minute walk rather
than an hour. The weight of water carried by
women in Africa and Asia is commonly 20kg
Water Access each day.
Is desalination the solution, or
In the United Arab Emirates 24M m3 of
desalinated water are produced each day
(approximately 70% of total water used). 40% of
desalinated water demand in the Middle East
Desalination comes from industrial and municipal sectors.
Is your business climate
2005 was a record year for investment in the
renewable energy sector at US 38bn, 27% up on
the previous year
Where else could you live?
Tuvalu, an island in the South Pacific has made
requests to Australia to unconditionally accept
its population of 12000 people if rising sea levels
make evacuation necessary. So far without
Rising Sea Level succes
NEDERLAND ALS PROEFTUIN
VERBINDEN NATIONALE PLANNEN
KANSEN HERKENNEN EN AANGRIJPEN
WERK IN UITVOERING
Resultaat Kwantiteit Oplossing voor/
Meer studenten wateropleidingen 12.000 Vergrijzing, uitstroom, groei sector
Waterprofessionals bezoeken NL 100.000 Naamsbekendheid, omzet, autoriteit
Verhoging omzet sector 2x huidig in 3 jaar Rationalisatie deelname bedrijfsleven
Naamsbekendheid 80% in 2012 bij doelgroep ´In NL moet je zijn´
Meer toeristen naar NL 1.000.000/jaar extra tegen 2012 Naamsbekendheid, autoriteit
NL als patentleider in voor sector patenten Min. 1 meer dan nr. 2 Autoriteit
Vestiging bedrijven in NL 10 uit top 25 Magneetfunctie, positie als #1
Eye-catcher projecten Min. 2 per jaar Zichtbaarheid, autoriteit
Ruimte voor de Rivier
Water re-use Dow Chemical