The theme of this year’s #worldwaterday focuses on water and energy. And for good reasons.
1. Globally, 1.3 billion people live without electricity, 768 million people lack access to potable water and 2.5 billion people are without sanitation (Source: IEA, 2012; WWAP, 2012). Water and energy are critical for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity.
2. To obtain water requires energy, and to produce energy requires water. As the world’s population increases, demand for freshwater and energy will continue to grow. This increase will present major challenges and strain resources in nearly all regions, especially in developing and emerging economies.(Source: UN Water)