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Three pressures identified for water sector: policy pressures, innovation pressures and public pressures
Pricing water to reflect its true value; encouraging innovation that reduces costs, improves efficiency and drives new revenue streams; and educating the public, particularly youth, on the importance of water are three of today’s most challenging pressures for the world’s water leaders, according to initial findings from a workshop at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2011.
Organized in partnership with Black & Veatch as part of the SIWW Water Leaders Summit, the workshop featured approximately 110 global leaders from more than 20 countries. Twelve internationally renowned chairpersons led delegates through a total of 25 rapid-fire conversations focused on three pressures that the water sector is facing today: policy pressures, innovation pressures and public pressures.
At the conclusion of the event, each chairperson summarized key findings from their groups’ discussions. These findings included the following recommendations for addressing all three pressures: