South Africa’s impending food crisis

South Africa is predicted to run out of freshwater by 2030, leaving millions vulnerable to thirst and food insecurity. Although the agricultural industry is already the highest user of water, consuming up to 60% of our global water supply – according to the WWF, South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 to feed an estimated growing population of 73 million.

The solution: We need to future-proof agriculture through greater resource efficiency and improved resilience to climate change with wastewater treatment.

Wastewater treatment has become the cornerstone of the agricultural industry. A relatively untapped resource – offering a ‘triple dividend’ to cities, farmers and the environment, wastewater promotes sustainable farming, reduces purification levels and fertilisation costs, ensures a reliable foodsupply to towns, and preserves scarce water resources while maintaining environmental quality.

NuWater is turning the farming sectors water challenges into success stories with its rapidly deployable and re-deployable modular and mobile water treatment systems that reclaim high-quality and quantities of water from seawater, brackish water, wastewater, and other surface and groundwater.

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