The world needs water. We provide safe and sustainable fresh water to communities in need.
Water to a thirsty world
At Waterise, we are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for business, the planet, our customers, and our communities.
The world runs on water
Clean, reliable water supplies are vital for industry, agriculture and energy production. Every community and ecosystem on earth depends on water for sanitation, hygiene and daily survival. Yet climate change, population growth, migration, urbanisation and geopolitical instability are putting increased pressure on the world’s fresh water supply.
Desalination of water is the fastest growing source of fresh water. Today, more than 150 countries are already using desalination in one form or another to meet particular segments of demand, supplying over 300 million people with potable water.
The world needs fresh water
According to a World Bank report from 2019, over half the world’s population experiences some form of water scarcity each year. Scarcity affects populous areas where supply is constrained and demand from water-intensive economic activity is high. On a global level, one in four major cities is already facing water stress. With increasing population, urbanisation and economic growth, water scarcity is projected to worsen. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, by 2030 the world could face a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply if no changes are made to how water is managed. Climate change is leading to dwindling water resources due to changing rainfall patterns, rising temperatures and overexploitation. Already, one-third of the world’s aquifers are in distress.
Waterise solutions are safer
Our subsea solutions will be operated remotely, and maintenance will be planned and performed in a safe, non-pressurised environment.
Waterise solutions are more sustainable
- Effects on coastal marine life around the water intake are eliminated. Waterise’s systems are placed on the seabed, at about 400 m below sea level, and do not require the use of chemicals for pre-treatment.
- Emissions of brine in coastal waters are eliminated. Effluents from Waterise’s systems are much less concentrated than brine from traditional land-based desalination systems. Chemical-free effluents are released subsea, where they are dispersed and diluted by natural sea currents.
- Waterise’s systems use the subsea hydrostatic pressure to facilitate reverse osmosis. Energy consumption is 50 per cent lower than for traditional desalination technologies.
- The combination of lower energy requirements and the savings on chemicals for pre-treatment and the disposal of organic material results in a reduced CO2 footprint (by more than 50 per cent).
- As Waterise’s systems are placed on the seabed, land use is reduced by at least 80 per cent.
We are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Waterise will help countries address some of the world’s challenges by working towards the following goals: