2.8 billion people live in areas of high water stress

       2.5 billion people have unreliable or no access to electricity

     By 2050, the world will need 55% more water and global energy demand will increase by 70%, against the backdrop of climate change

  Energy needs water - thermoelectric power generation accounts for 45% of U.S. freshwater withdrawal, or 161 billion cubic meters

    Water needs energy - 24 billion cubic meters of drinking water is desalinated yearly, consuming up to 66 TWh of energy and is equivalent to emitting 46 million metric tonnes of CO2

Sources: UN WWAR and WWDR, IEA, IRENA, World Bank, U.S. EIA, U.S. EPA, USGS, GWI Desal. Markets 2016