GE white paper presents options to combat water scarcity issues

SAN FRANCISCO — The paper aims to give governments options as communities look to reuse to combat water scarcity issues.


SAN FRANCISCO — GE has released a new white paper titled “Addressing Water Scarcity through Recycling and Reuse,” according to a press release.

The paper aims “to help governments find readily accessible information on policy options” as more communities around the world look to water recycling and reuse to combat water scarcity issues, noted the release. Four major options are covered: education and outreach, removing barriers, incentives, and mandates and regulations.

“By 2050 the world will demand 55 percent more water and 70 percent more energy,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO of water process technologies for GE Power & Water, in the release. “Municipalities and governments need to reuse more water to ensure demand equals supply.”

Markhoff continued, “The goal of our new white paper is to help them think through their options for water recycling and reuse while providing a menu of policy options and concrete examples of how these policies are being applied around the world.”

Click here to download a copy of the white paper.

GE will live stream The Economic Power of Water even on June 3, reported the release. Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Michael L. Connor will deliver the opening keynote presentation at 8:40 a.m. PDT.

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