New York, NY, January 04, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The UN estimate consumers who comsume 20 kilos of meat in 2009 will eat over 73 kilos in 2020.
This means an additional 590 km3 of water production.
By comparison, in 2011, the consumption of meat per inhabitant was 76 kilos in Sweden and 185 kilos in the USA.
Investing in water can pay off in several ways. Each dollar invested in water and sanitation will produce an estimated return of US$5 to US$54.
On the other hand, where investment is weak, gross domestic product (GDP) could be constrained by as much as 22%.
On the African continent the overall economic loss, due to lack of access to safe water and basic sanitation is estimated to be about US$48.4 billion a year, or around 7% of GDP.
Investing in drinking water also has benefits for the environment. Over 80% of sewage in developing countries is today discharged without being treated thereby polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas.
The UN estimated, that the total cost in industrial countries of replacing aging water supply and sanitation infrastructure may be as high as US$800 billion per year.
“Every Drop Counts”
WaterMicronWold Report 2018