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Water 2050: We need to think again if we’re going to get it right

What will water look like in 2050? And what are the prospects of our still having a viable water industry by that time?

There will be 3 billion more people on the planet by 2050, bringing with them a demand on water and consequent impact on the environment that is still somehow hard to get your head around from the vantage point of 2015 soon to be 2016. Add into the mix that we will be dealing with this increased water demand in the context of climate change and it isn’t difficult to see that we simply are not equipped to take on the challenge and won’t be by 2050 if current trends continue.

Everyone needs water; so everyone also needs the financial models, the infrastructure and the technologies that will ensure our future has clean, usable and re-usable water.

The 2016 Global Water Summit to be held on 19-20 April at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi will challenge speakers  – and delegates – to outline their vision of water in 2050. What will it look like? How will it work? How do we get there from here?

We are currently giving the Global Water Summit 2016 a whole new focus, with a re-vamped agenda and well-tuned range of topics that reflects the complexity of what we’re facing today and points towards the possibilities of what we can achieve in 35 years’ time if we take the trouble now to think again.


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