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Report provides water & waste data for 177 countries
The latest NRG Expert Report provides a global overview of desalination. It looks at water stress, future and current markets, rising demand for desalination, costs, advantages, current and future technologies and much more. Many parts of the world are experiencing severe water stress with limited fresh water supplies. In some parts of the world, water use exceeds renewable water capacity—renewable water is defined as surface and underground water supplies that are replenished by rainwater. These regions often use non-renewable ground water supplies, which are also further down and require more energy to exploit, or exploit underground aquifers resulting in salt water intrusion. Increased industrialization and urbanization has also lead to ground water pollution in some regions.
The Global Desalination Report Ed 1 2012 describes the desalination market situation in countries with more than 1% of global desalination capacity or the potential for a significant desalination market.
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The world’s population is averaging a growth rate of around 1.1% annually. This is creating a greater demand for improved water supplies and sanitation, especially in developing countries and urban areas. As stronger population growth is generally observed in these regions. They may also have more challenging requirements to meet the water target under the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A target of reducing “the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation” for eligible countries by half by 2015.
To meet the growing demand for safe water and sanitation more private sector involvement will be needed in the water sector. Due to the investment involved and expertise needed. The share of private companies in the water and wastewater market is forecast to increase from 8% of the global population in 2003 to 17% in 2015.
Contracts for water and waste projects can involve different degrees of private and public sector involvement, and from small players to global companies. Several major water companies dominate the water market worldwide. These companies include Ondeo/Suez, Veolia Water, Thames Water, American Water, Berlin Wasser and Bouygues/Saur.
State utilities will still dominate the water and wastewater market for the foreseeable future. However, there is private sector participation in water and waste sector. Countries requiring a large investment in the water sector and limited capital, are expecting to have more private sector involvement.
Access to safe drinking water and waste treatment varies from country-to-country. It also means the investment required to meet drinking water and waste goals varies.
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