March 24, 2021

Grundfos Sustainability Report 2020 is published

IWA Member Grundfos is a global water technology company committed to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improving the quality of life for people.

They have published their Sustainability Report for 2020, which is structured around three main pillars: Water, Climate and People.

IWA Executive Director, Kala Vairavamoorthy, has contributed to this report with his perspective on the Two Sides of Water:

“Clearly the greatest challenges are faced by those in developing countries, where even basic provision of water and sanitation services is by no means guaranteed. However, no country is immune to the challenges of providing secure and safe water and sanitation services to their population. We have, for example, seen significant issues such as flooding and droughts recently in many places, including the USA and Australia. While in some ways these challenges can appear insurmountable at times, the development of new technology and innovative solutions is the pathway to improved service provision and outcomes.

For example, digitalisation of the water sector has the potential to completely revolutionise how we address and solve problems such as the continuity and efficacy of supply. While taking a ‘circular economy’ approach to sanitation can make waste products a resource, rather than a burden. The international consensus on climate change, which led to the 2015 Paris Agreement, shows that the scale of the challenge is now being recognised. The water sector firstly needs to do more to project ourselves as a key component in international efforts to mitigate against climate change, and then to build a global consensus on what is needed to support and revolutionise our sector.”

Access the full report at this link. Kala Vairavamoorthy’s contribution can be found on page 16.