Experts Converge In Amsterdam To Discuss Water Sustainability

Nov 1, 2011 2:23 PM ET
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Posted by Antonio Pasolini

It may not have entered mainstream eco-parlance as much as carbon emissions, renewable energy and climate change, but water sustainability is fast becoming a hot environmental topic.

The UN has been celebrating Water World Day on March 22nd for a few years now. It pinpoints urbanization in developing countries as a major cause of concern. Urbanization is happening without proper infrastructure and management of urban water and waste is non-adequate or non-existing. "Piped water coverage is declining in many settings, and the poor people get the worst services, yet paying the highest water prices," the UN says.

Climate change will also have a significant impact on water resources, both in terms of quantity and quality, mainly because of the increasing regularity of floods, droughts and extreme weather events.

All of this will have an impact on water-intensive industries, which are looking at ways to decrease their water footprint in a sustainable way.

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Antonio Pasolini is the Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans. A media graduate with a specialization in film and TV, Antonio Pasolini is the editor of, a top web destination for alternative energy products, news and commentary. With more than a decade's experience in journalism, Antonio has written on a wide range of topics, from technological breakthroughs by the brains at MIT to a trip to sustainable projects in the Amazon. One of his new projects involves an eco print magazine to be distributed from a selection of London shops.