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Technology for People
Global presence of German water and wastewater technology
The global demand for components and systems for the treatment of water, wastewater and sludge is high yet still rising. German providers are sought-after partners here since they offer their customers individual system solutions that are tailored to local requirements.
Why a portal about water and wastewater technology?
Water is the elixir of life for humans. It is the most important source of nutrition and its availability in drinking water quality is a basic prerequisite for hygiene, health and wellbeing. At the same time, water is essential for the agricultural production of food and for many industrial processes used to produce consumer and investment goods.
German Innovation Award for Climate and Environment 2020
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) are awarding this prestigious prize for the seventh time in 2020.
IFAT 2020 - Registration deadline for exhibitors ends 30 April 2019
IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, will once again present the innovations of the environmental technology sector in Munich in May 2020.
VDMA: German exports of water and waste water technology break through the billion mark
IFAT 2020 - Fact Sheet available - Exhibitor registration from October 2018 possible
IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, looks back on a successful 2018 edition. In May 2020, the innovations of the environmental technology sector will once again be presented in Munich. Exhibitor registrations are possible from the beginning of October 2018.
Beverage industry - water technology according to purity law
The July issue of the VDMA Nachrichten published the article "Beverage industry - Water technology with cleanliness" in its column Focus Technology. This article dealt in depth with the foodstuff water.
Did you know that ...
Global total groundwater volume
.. the global groundwater volume - quantified in litres - is a number with 18 zeros?
Industrial water consumption
… around 20% of fresh water used worldwide is consumed by industry? This share of industrial consumption, which amounts to around 776 cubic kilometres per year (2000) in absolute figures, is an average value – it may reach up to 60% in more developed countries.
Drinking water supply worldwide
… 13% of the global population still uses raw water as drinking water? That means that around 884 million people worldwide are drinking raw water that has not been improved.
Water in the household
… daily water consumption in households differs greatly around the world? There are extreme differences worldwide in terms of the amount of water people consume in their households. Water consumption in the household crucially depends on the standard of living in each case, efficient building technology and the availability of water.
Water consumption worldwide
… annual water consumption per capita has approximately doubled over the past 100 years? In 1900, 350 cubic metres of water were consumed per capita and year, whereas this figure had already reached 642 cubic metres by 2000. This equates to around 1,700 litres per capita and day and constitutes an enormous total of approximately 4,000 cubic kilometres of fresh water.