live in areas plagued by water scarcity, and
two-thirds of the world’s population will live
in water-stressed regions as a result of use,
growth, and climate change by 2025.
National Geographic reported 300 million
people get their water from the sea or from
brackish groundwater, double the number a
decade ago. In the next six years, desalination
plants will treat about 13 billion gallons
a day—thanks to $88 billion that will be
invested in new technologies.
Israel became home to the world’s largest
reverse-osmosis desalination plant in 2010,
which is expected to supply 20% of the
country’s annual household consumption.
WaterRF expects these drinking water
challenges to linger for years to come. It is
incumbent on our industry to innovate new
treatment technologies, share best practices
and rebuild a global distribution and storage
system to ensure a plentiful and healthy
drinking water supply for future generations.