Rethinking the water sector

Energy needs water, and water needs energy

Energy needs water, and water needs energy

The mutual dependence of energy and water and increasing global demand for each has an enormous impact on economic growth, environmental sustainability and our future in general.

Yet digitalization and existing technologies designed to create an energy-neutral water sector are already available. A more energy efficient water distribution system automatically helps reduce water leakage. Less energy is used. Less water is wasted.

Solving the future energy challenges of the water sector, today

Decoupling the water sector from energy use

The International Energy Agency report – World Energy Outlook [8] – explores the water-energy nexus, not only highlighting the challenges we’re facing but also the potential of achieving an energy-neutral water sector.

Existing technologies designed to reduce energy consumption in all stages of the water cycle – from production and distribution to wastewater pumping and treatment – already exist. Denmark is expected to achieve this goal within a few years. Not only can the water cycle be made more efficient, it has the potential to actually generate energy. And as part of optimizing the energy consumption in the water distribution system, water leakage will be automatically reduced.

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A win-win solution

Apart from tackling the water scarcity problem by reducing water loss, an energy-neutral water sector also contributes to reducing CO2 emissions and brings significant savings in the OPEX and CAPEX of utility companies.

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How can more water treatment cut CO2 emissions?

Expanding water treatment globally is not only a key enabler for creating a better world for people. Water treatment can also contribute to fighting climate change and reduced CO2/GHG emission.

Read article by Mads Warming, Global Director Water, Wastewater & Pumps and explore how we can decarbonize the wastewater industry.

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