World Water Day

World Water Day came and went.

Everyone said it was very important.  That there are water crises everywhere.  In India, Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Syria, Crimea.  Affecting 40% of the global population in fact.

But there were no new solutions.

Will Governments and regulators learn the lesson of the global pandemic and prepare better for, and seek to mitigate the risk of, future mega-crises?

There are people trying to push the message.  “Never again,” they say.  Scientists.  Opposition parties.  “Later,” say governing parties.

The water sector needs more demanding targets to assure water quality, reduce water loss to an acceptable level, and ensure adequate supply alongside requirements on companies and appliances using water to do so more efficiently.

Resilience is more than a plan to distribute bottled water when the pipes run dry.