Report: Water management 2040

What will the future of water management look like? How will the post-COVID societies recover? Will citizens become more aware and activate around clean water topics? Will conflicts erupt because of water scarcity? Will megacities and global corporations take a more prominent role – also in water provision? How does digitalization impact the clean water value chain? What about regulation?

To understand what the future of water management might hold, we invited an influential panel of water sector experts to discuss different challenges, opportunities and possible paths ahead.

The “what if?” stories presented in the report can give food for thought for strategic discussions, inspire cooperation, technology development, and encourage new and innovative ways of thinking. First and foremost, we hope that the scenarios act as discussion starters and thought provokers.

The decisions we make today about water access, quality, solutions for water treatment and water reuse impact the future living conditions of communities around the world. What will actually happen? No one knows. But it’s important to consider the possibilities.

Download the “Water management 2040 – future scenarios” report to find out what kinds of different scenarios our expert panel was able to envision.