Renewable Matter # 10 / May-June

Water Boundaries

by Emanuele Bompan

Over the next 15 years, global demand for water could exceed supply by 40%. In order to guarantee the availability of such resource, fragmentation and lack of coordination amongst players in the sector will have to be overcome in favour of a multi-scale, multidisciplinary and circular approach.


Water is the best example of circularity in nature. Everybody remembers clearly the charts showing the water cycle on biology textbooks in high schools. Snow, rain, tributaries, lakes, seas, evaporation, plant nutrition, source of life for animals, basic resource for man’s social and economic development. In a continuous cycle of changes of state and ontological...

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