Solving the World’s Water Crisis
AW International is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions affecting millions of people. Clean water should be accessible, not just acceptable.
Making water scarcity an opportunity
Find out what is happening to our planet’s water
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two thirds of the world’s population could be living under water-stressed conditions.
By 2030, 47% of the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress. Population will continue to grow. Water issues will become even more alarming.
Water Crisis in the Oil & Gas Industry
In addition to drinking water, the demand for water in industrial applications will continue to increase alongside population and economic growth. For example, the International Energy Agency (“IEA”) estimates that water consumed for energy production will increase to 135 billion cubic meters by 2035, or about 4 times the size of the largest U.S. reservoir, Hoover Dam’s Lake Mead.
In Texas, the hotbed for the United States’ exploding natural gas hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) activities, serious water shortages are creating challenges for the oil and gas industry and the local municipalities. According to a 2014 report from Ceres, fracking activities in Texas consumed over 45 billion gallons of fresh water from January 2011 through May 2013, draining many of the aquifers and groundwater supplies.
Of the total world water supply, approximately 97.5% is saltwater. Most of the remaining 2.5% is locked in ice and snow cover. Less than 1% of the earth’s freshwater supply is available for use by the world’s population.
According to the United Nations, water is increasingly scarce and affects every continent.
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