Our global senior management team comes from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, but they are joined by a common bond – they all revel in the ever-changing bounty and beauty of our natural environment.
Our aim is to work with society at every level in the creation and maintenance of environmentally positive solutions to waste management, clean water, and sanitation; to minimise the detrimental impact our society is having on nature; to provide education and training in environmental management, imparting an understanding of the value of resources; and to harness nature’s own solutions to ensure all the water we use is as clean and safe as possible for us and for the environment in which we live.
A new study* indicates that our already-sizeable water footprint is actually 18% bigger than we thought; thus the need to preserve and improve our natural water resources is even more important.
The study was based on a century’s worth of observational data drawn from 100 river basins across the world and reveals a significant increase in the water being “lost” to the atmosphere as a direct result of human activity. This occurs through evaporation from land and water surfaces and from plants.
The old estimates of human water consumption add up to a staggering number: 9,100 cubic km per year. This volume is about twice the size of Lake Michigan.
Water is a precious resource and needs to be treated accordingly.
*Fernando Jaramillo and Georgia Destouni from Stockholm University in Sweden