Today, on World Water Day, raising awareness of the need to accelerate change is essential. The relevance of achieving the SDG 6 will help advance others goals and promote the achievement of the other SDGs. A sustainable management of water resources will, in turn, help end poverty and hunger, guarantee a healthy life and well-being for all, reduce inequality, achieve sustainable cities and communities, protect natural ecosystems, and promote sustainable development in the world, among others. This means lagging behind in achieving SDG 6 seriously threatens the 2030 Agenda.
What is water worth? Can its value be measured? Who or what determines it?
These simple questions take work to answer. Yet, in our daily lives, we often overlook the role of water; we are unaware of the priceless value of “blue gold” in everything around us. Since water is fundamental to life, society, and economies, it has multiple values and benefits. Still, unlike most other natural resources, its “real” value is tough to define.
At the latest UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), held in Egypt under the slogan “Together for Implementation”, water seems to have taken on greater importance than at previous summits. One day, promoted by the Egypt’s Presidency, was dedicated to debating the impact of global warming on water resources, as well as the adaptation measures that should be implemented to protect water management from the effects of climate change.
Despite the progress over the past twenty years, sanitation is still one of the Sustainable Development Goals that is furthest out of reach. For this reason, on November 19, Almar Water Solutions mobilizes to make the invisible visible.
The world is becoming more and more urban, posing new and difficult challenges for urban water management. Today, around 55% of the world’s 4.2 billion people live in cities. This trend is expected to continue; by 2050, the urban population will double and almost 7 out of 10 people will live in urban centers. In this sense, on World Cities Day, we at Almar Water Solutions want to highlight the role that the cities of the future, Smart Cities, play in water management.
The digitization of water is a major challenge, reducing losses in supply infrastructures, saving water and energy, and optimizing supply have become global objectives. For this reason, it has become a strategic priority for governments and public, private and mixed companies supplying cities.
Shuqaiq 3 is one of the “mega plants” developed in Saudi Arabia. We know a lot about its construction and development, but today we will go into more depth on the special and innovative technical aspects that make this project unique.
Today, on 8 June we celebrate #WorldOceansDay! Join Almar Water Solutions and the United Nations to protect and revitalize the ocean and everything it sustains. Because a healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to climate change and the environmental crises we face.