𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
The UN, predicts that, by 2030, total global water demand will exceed supply by 40% and approximately half of the world’s population will suffer from water stress. Agriculture is responsible for 72% of all water withdrawals followed by 16% by municipalities for households and services, and 12% by industries. FAO highlights that water-harvesting and water conservation techniques could boost rainfed production by up to 24% and, if combined with irrigation expansion, by more than 40%.
The Circular Economy principles, takes in consideration the need to preserve natural capital, optimise resources, and improve system efficiency to boost sustainability and bring new market dynamics throughout the water cycle. It is time to look at water processes as closed systems.
In this webinar, The role of water: closing the loop in circular economy, experts guided the audience to water as systems embedded in the Circular Economy principles. The end goal was to understand how sustainable water management can be designed and conceived as the circular, repurposing and recycling once it has reached the end of its operational life. Real business cases were discussed the challenges of adapting the business models towards the circular economy concept and the highlight possible solutions.