Every market is different but they all have something in common: water is the new gold. This translates into four common drivers for every market. The individual importance of these four drivers varies depending on the market and region, but all of them have an impact on the way water is used.
- Availability of water
Availability of water
When considering wastewater treatment, you are taking reuse into your own hands. You too can make a difference by contributing to the availability of water, especially if you still depend upon vast quantities of groundwater.
Climate change is having an ever-increasing impact on the way you obtain water. Depending on the region, you may be confronted with groundwater depletion or the intrusion of seawater that contaminates groundwater in coastal regions. In addition, varying rainfall or lack of infiltration from season to season may impact both the quantity and the quality of the available water.
Be an ambassador of the positive.
Water is a key element in your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Smart water management reduces your carbon footprint. It’s up to all of us to protect the world’s scarce resources. Future generations should be able to enjoy our planet in the same way we do. It’s our responsibility to sustain or improve the current state of our resources. Especially water, the source of all life.
Don’t dwell on the negative.
Increasingly strict regulations, their enforcement and the public opinion on water wastage have put pressure on high water users to rethink their water use. Regulators across the globe are trying to mitigate water scarcity by imposing increasingly strict rules for water use and discharge.
As a result of limiting water availability and imposing stricter rules, the cost of water has increased dramatically. Available water sources are often of a lower quality. They require a more extensive water treatment with higher treatment costs before the water is usable.
Meanwhile, more strict discharge requirements enforced by regulations also demand higher treatment costs. All of this makes reusing water a very attractive option. Why spend money treating water you only use once, when you can use the same financial resources to use water indefinitely?