Water & Wastewater
Statistics and Market Data about Water & Wastewater
In this section, Statista presents the most relevant and up-to-date facts relating to the water and wastewater industries.
Just like fresh air, potable water is an essential natural resource for humans and animals. Although about 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, less than one percent of the planet’s total water resources can be classified as accessible freshwater resources. Therefore, water is one of the scarcest and most valuable resources in many regions worldwide, and water shortages are expected to be further exacerbated by weather-related catastrophes, pollution levels and increased water consumption in populous countries such as China and India. In emerging countries, the bulk of water infrastructure spending goes to filtration and desalination projects, while developed countries are anxious to invest in their water supply networks as these continue to age. Furthermore, in order to detect leaks, meter water usage and make water delivery more efficient, the implementation of an advanced metering infrastructure seems irremissible.
United Water, Suez Environnement, Veolia, Hera, American Water and SABESP (Companhia de Saneamento Basico) are the leading companies in treating wastewater and providing the public with clean water. Itron is one of the major players worldwide in the field of metering and managing water consumption.