According to the United Nations, 2.4 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation and nearly 700 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. Water scarcity actually affects more than 40% of the world population, and 80% of our wastewater goes into waterways without adequate treatment.
Unsurprisingly, the United Nations report confirms that the world is not on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to clean water and sanitation. And yet, market-ready technologies are available to support the achievement of water-related SDGs. But to reach these SDGs by 2030, policymakers, industry captains and representatives of the civil society need to actively embrace these water innovations and accelerate their wide-scale deployment.