It is no secret that water is growing more scarce.
Growing populations are putting increasing pressure on already pressured supplies which are expected to dwindle in future.
What does this mean in terms of how we manage our liquid resources?
Water conservation is a subject that is on many peoples’ minds. Due to the pressure being applied on supply, there is an increasing move toward harvesting and reusing greywater in an attempt to save resources.
Looking forward, what are some predictions for the future:
10 concerning predictions
- By 2020 about 30-40% of the world will have water scarcity, and according to the researchers, climate change can make this even worse.
- With only 7% of the world’s freshwater, China plans to produce 807 million gallons a day from desalination by 2020, roughly quadruple the country’s current capacity.
- UN studies project that 30 nations will be water-scarce in 2025, up from 20 in 1990.
- According to the U.S. Intelligence Community Assessment of Global Water Security, by 2030 humanity’s “annual global water requirements” will exceed “current sustainable water supplies” by 40%.
- The global middle class will surge from 1.8 to 4.9 billion by 2030, which will result in a significant increase in freshwater consumption.
- By the year 2040, there will not be enough H2O in the world to quench the thirst of the world population, and keep the current energy and power solutions going if we continue doing what we are doing today.
- The number of people living in river basins under severe water stress is projected to reach 3.9 billion by 2050, totalling over 40% of the world’s population.
- By 2050, 1 in 5 developing countries will face water shortages (UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization).
- H2O demand is projected to grow by 55 % by 2050 (including a 400% rise in manufacturing water demand).
- Between 2050 and 2100, there is an 85% chance of a drought in the Central Plains and the Southwestern United States lasting 35 years or more.
These startling facts bring clarity to the fact that alternative methods of harvesting and conserving this precious resource are becoming increasingly important.
Have you thought of ways that you can reuse your liquid resources to help you save money? Whether that be rain, shower or bath water, it could be helping you reduce your bills.
To find out how you can effectively conserve this precious resource and save money doing it, contact us on https://www.envirowater.co.za/contact-us/.