all vegetal and animal species relay on water for survival even before prosperity. Therefore, the most precious natural resource of our planet is water.
Several factors are affecting the availability of water in the world. Fast urbanisation is one factor but also climate change will deeply impact on the scarcity of water and the expectation is that shortly (2035) two third of the world population will be living in water stressed areas.
Water Treatment is an important link in the water cycle where every single drop counts and it is precious. Potabilisation treatment allows the use of water otherwise unsafe and ex-post treatment reduces the impact on the water reserves making such resource easier to be used in the future.
Water treatment is therefore a relevant technological portion of the overall integrated approach to the effective management of natural resources.