Surface and Groundwater Quality
The world's water consumption rate is doubling every 20 years. By 2025, water demand will exceed supply by 56%. Managing this precious and finite resource is a critical and urgent challenge. While there is theoretically enough fresh water on the planet to sustain the needs of its population, much of it is wasted, polluted and unsustainably managed. In addition, its uneven distribution means that while some parts of the planet have more than enough water, scarcity occurs elsewhere. The need of the hour: to sustainably manage these risks and balance the various conflicting uses of water; for drinking supply, agriculture and industry, power production, navigation and the environment.