Water Infrastructure Around The World

Water Infrastructure Around The World

WaterEuropean utility market is planning to invest $526 billion in water and wastewater infrastructure through 2025.

With 6.7 million kilometers of aging and leaking pipe networks the focus is to spend as much as $256 billion toward maintenance.

European countries have begun consolidating their water and wastewater systems serving more than 509 million people. France, Italy and the UK have started to reduce their water and wastewater service providers by consolidating them to become more efficient.

Germany has invested €100 billion in the past 15 years to upgrade their water and wastewater infrastructure. It has been acknowledged, that Germany has the best infrastructure in Western Europe, with few water losses and disruptions.

Portugal is investing $420 million to upgrade their water and wastewater infrastructure. For the next four years with more than 1,000 projects to improve water supply network.

While the focus is on consolidation and maintaining water infrastructure, the market conditions vary across the region.

Asia is facing a similar problem with population growth, managing water systems has proven challenging. There is still major infrastructure gap that needs to be addressed to meet the needs of the people. It could cost up to $2.5 trillion to close the gap.

There is an uneven distribution of water in Africa. Only 58 percent of the population has access to clean drinking water. With the lack of infrastructure many people do not have access to water. It would cost $15 billion annually to spend on water projects.

It has been estimated at $1 trillion to upgrade all the major water infrastructure across the US, little to no action has been taking so far to remediate this issue.

Water infrastructure is still a problem across the globe, many countries are still transporting water through aging pipeline networks. Replacing the infrastructure is necessary to ensure clean water. The costs to replace those aging infrastructure needs to be addressed. How to finance those projects, where is the money will likely come from? How to prioritize and managed the upgrade of those aging infrastructures.