The week of September 5 marks the 20th Anniversary of World Water Week that takes place in Stockholm through September 11. Leaders from countries around the world come together with hundreds of global organizations to exchange ideas and foster new thinking about the world’s most urgent water-related issues.
By the time it takes you to read this post, eight children in developing countries will have died from water-related illness. According to the United Nations and World Health Organization, more than a billion people lack access to potable water and half of humanity will be living with water shortages in 50 years. ITT, like many leading global corporations, has made a commitment to help deliver potable water to people and communities worldwide through its ITT Watermark program.
Another critical component of Water Week is the discussion about how water conservation and more efficient water management can play a key role in providing more potable water. Fortunately, there are many engineering techniques and new products that can help achieve this goal. A recent article in Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine explained how significant energy and water could be saved using Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).
There are also new products on the market that can save an average family of four over 120,000 gallons of water and commercial products that are much more energy-efficient than what was available just a few years ago.
Question of the Week:
What other technologies or products are you aware of that can save significant water and energy?