In our previous blog, “In space no one can hear you”, Bosman Plumbing took us to space and back and dived headfirst into the fascinating modern marvel of reclamation of water on the International Space Station. The history of water and sanitation is fascinating, and the sky is genuinely not the limit.
Water management and sanitation have come a long way from using aqueducts and underground pipes, washing away and diluting wastewater into bodies of water. We have built marvels of engineering to store water from the Basilica Cistern to every day Jojo tank for our gardens.
Though all the advances made in the reclamation of water in our daily lives and even in space, the fact remains that large portions of our population have no running water in their homes, no fitted internal sanitation, nor access to drinking water.
It is claimed that by 2050, there will be over 10 billion people living. Of that, 2/3 will be living in urban settings, all needing adequate water and sanitation. Urbanization is on the rise, and in some cities like Mumbai, already present. Urbanization in Africa will soon outpace other regions of the world, and currently, 60% of its urban population lives in slums. Globally, about 5 billion people will be living in cities by 2030; most of these cities already under stress with reduced water and extreme scarcity of drinking water.
Climate change is likely to make the situation worse. Every drop of water must be saved, recycled, and reused. All water is potentially good water if treated “fit for purpose.”
A concerted global effort in urban planning, infrastructure, and innovation could be the only hope to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Bosman Plumbing urges our community to come together, reduce, reuse, and recycle to ensure a sustainable future for the next generation to come.
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