How are water resources managed?

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Water is one of the most necessary and scarce resources on the planet today. However, even today there are millions of people without access to drinking water, while another large part of the planet wastes liters of water with the most common daily activities.

Water scarcity already affects more than 40% of the world’s population, and this percentage is expected to continue to increase with the increasing use of water resources. In addition, millions of people do not have the basic sanitation services that help prevent diseases and infections related to poor hygiene. A problem that has become even hotter with the Covid-19 health crisis.

SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

The 2030 Agenda sets the goal of suppressing these realities to create a fairer, healthier and more sustainable environment in the use of and access to clean water and sanitation services. One of the most notable points is that of the efficient use of water resources, to try to reduce water waste and combat the growing scarcity in a context where water consumption is increasing.

We cannot ignore that, although the individual use of water resources continues to be one of the determining aspects of water waste, large industries, companies and organizations also contribute to a great extent to excessive and growing consumption. But it is precisely from this duality of the problem that new solutions and initiatives can emerge.

This is the case of the construction industry (one of the industries that wastes the most water) and the growing efforts to optimize resources, including water. In addition, the exponential growth of the world population increases the problems mentioned above. Therefore, today it is even more important than ever to find new solutions for the efficient use of water.

Sustainable initiatives

It is in this context where initiatives such as Metrica 6’s Ness Technology were born, with the purpose of promoting the proper use and conservation of a resource as precious and scarce as water.

Day after day we witness the waste of liters of water while we wait for hot water to reach the taps. Ness Technology is an intelligent and efficient system that can be installed in any type of home or establishment whose objective is to bring hot water from the installed heater to the room where it is going to be used, without wasting a drop of water.

Thanks to a recirculation process, the stagnant cold water in the installation is pumped back into the cold water pipes. This innovative technology saves those liters of water that would otherwise be wasted with each use. In addition, the system consists of a simple sensor similar to a light switch.

Thanks to innovative projects like this one, we are getting closer to a world where all the cogs of society, from large companies to people as individuals, manage to have a better and greater impact in the fight against climate change.

At DoGood we believe that it is these small actions that make a difference and can help promote new sustainable and healthy habits in society. Habits that can be transferred to companies and organizations in a transversal way, increasing the positive impact of business activities.

At DoGood we help our clients to achieve the traceability of a better ESG impact, creating reputational value based on corporate sustainability and increasing commitment by promoting a sustainable culture and values.

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