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News The top trends in the global water sector

Water scarcity, changing demographics and operational efficiency are top issues for the global water sector, which are amplified by the unpredictable impact of climate change. Demand for water continues to rise, declining water quality has grown to be a global concern, water loss through leakage continues to prove a major issue both in the developed and developing world, and the long-term impact of climate change is unpredictable which makes planning difficult.

Ultimately, the world needs flexible and resilient water systems that anticipate and monitor changes in circumstances. Sustainable management techniques need to be implemented to protect water cycles and reduce the impact of human activity on them. These need to go hand-in-hand with optimizing water and wastewater provision and consumption, and will require closer collaboration between utilities, users and regulators to incentivize water conservation, reuse and recycling.

Trends this year include:

  • The value of water
  • The value of data
  • The power of the customer
  • The need for operational efficiency
  • The potential of technology
  • The future of regulation
  • New financing methods

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information deloitte
Geographical coverage world
News date 15/03/2016
Working language(s) ENGLISH