Water The Element H2O Water
Only just under 1% of global water reserves can be used directly for drinking water. Where drinking water is needed, we focus our efforts on treating the remaining water resources in the required quality and quantity.
BWT can offer you innovative products in the water and water treatment sector. Our main focus is on human need and, of course, the careful management of the precious resource, water. But for us, it is about more than just water. Regardless of whether it is used to drink, for swimming pools or as the purest ingredient in medicines, infusions or cosmetics, we supply water in the best possible quality available based on the requirement. And precisely where it will be used.
The Future of Water
Providing water in sufficient quantity and the required quality is the global challenge of the 21st century, whether in ecological, social, political or economic terms.
The world’s population is growing steadily, and more water is being consumed to produce an increasing number of consumer goods. The existing, already scarce, sources of drinking water are becoming increasingly polluted and, last but not least, the consequences of climate change make water a commodity that is becoming more difficult to access.
According to UN forecasts, the world’s population will grow to 9.6 billion in 2050. Today, half of humanity lives in cities, rising to two-thirds by 2050. The largest increase is in developing countries, where water scarcity is already a reality.
Due to the growing need for food, energy and sanitation, the global demand for water will increase by roughly 55% by 2050. The sharpest increases will be recorded in industry (400%), power generation (140%) and households (130%). However, consumption in agriculture, which currently requires the largest share of the water, is falling slightly.
Approximately a quarter of the world’s water needs are currently met by groundwater. However, the steady decline in the groundwater supply means that in 2050 over 40% of the world’s population will live in areas where water is scarce.
Water – our Mission
BWT is facing all these challenges as a global company. Our mission is to develop resource-conserving, sustainable products and services that treat existing water to supply it in the best possible quality. We also make existing water resources accessible where the water is required. Our professional water treatment turns contaminated water into high-quality drinking water, process water or even purified water, depending on the need.
After all, we want everyone to enjoy our blue planet and the vital element of water, today and in the future.