Water scarcity is a key development challenge of Mankind with 2.8 billion people living in areas of high water stress. Much water stress accounts in water for agriculture, and also energy production.
In an increasingly water-constrained world, competition between different end-uses, such as agriculture and energy production, is intensifying. In fact, water scarcity is a key development challenge of the 21st century with 2.8 billion people living in areas of high water stress.In future, this number will increase dramatically: the UN estimates a 40% shortfall in global water supply by 2030. As energy relies on water, this trend poses risks for energy security.
Water is already a key risk for utilities, further compounded by climate uncertainties. Energy sector planning needs to account for these constraints and strive towards reducing the water intensity of production to improve resilience and to contribute to water securit