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Be more efficient in supplying enough drinking water

  • Drinking Water
  • Efficient Water Supply

Water utilities need to be more efficient in supplying enough drinking water for the (growing) population to meet their mandate within tight budgets

Need characteristics

Societal challenges
  • Water security
Supply sufficient drinking water of good quality to protect population health
Sub themes
Increase efficiency of drinking water supply
Stakeholder group
  • Water Utilities (WU)
  • Extraction, purification and distribution of drinking water
  • Complexity and inflexibility of water treatment methods
  • Decrease in water quality and quantity
  • High cost of equipment
  • High cost of products to treat water and reduce turbidity
  • Efficient purification process and distribution systems (optimization)
Simplified climate and water scenarios
  • Dryer
  • Sea-level rise
  • Wetter
  • Wetter & Dryer