Water infrastructure around the world is riddled with inefficiency. Nearly 20% of water is lost in developed countries through leaks, theft or mismanagement, and this figure can rise to 75% in developing countries. Globally this represents nearly $14 billion per year in lost revenues, according to the World Bank. In a context of increasing need (OECD figures project that demand for water will grow by 55% by 2050) and a growing population (the world population is expected to top 9 billion by 2050), it is becoming ever more crucial to find ways to reduce these losses and increase efficiencies in the system.
- Drivers, risks and opportunities within the smart water market
- Investor perspectives on smart water
- The role and impact of real-time monitoring within the water sector
- Water quality forecasting and management technologies
- Technologies and innovation for water consumption and control
Expert speakers will include:
Who should attend?
- Utilities with an interest in new water technologies and their impact on measurement, management and control of water
- Institutional, private equity and venture capital investors with an interest in the potential in the water sector
- Corporate advisors and consultants working in the water sector
- Cleantech companies with products and services targeting the water market
- Developers of technologies in the water sector
- Government and not for profit organisations with an interest in the impact of technology in the management of our water systems