Water is essential to all life on Earth, and the need for clean, accessible water is as urgent as ever. By 2030, water demand will exceed supply by 40 percent, according to the World Bank. Conservation alone will not fill the gap.
The chemical industry plays a vital role in developing the products and technologies that enable clean water. Advances in technologies made possible by chemistry will enable water conservation, sanitation, reuse and the transformation of contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water for people around the world.
At the same time, ACC members are committed to water stewardship and protecting and preserving drinking water sources in the communities where we operate. ACC members are working to identify at-risk watersheds in their facility communities, as well as water risks and opportunities associated with our manufacturing processes.
ACC Member Contributions to Water Quality
The following stories highlight products and technologies developed by ACC member companies that are helping to reduce water consumption, protect water resources and enhance water quality around the world: