This year National Water Week runs from 17 – 24 March 2018, with 22 March recognised globally as World Water Day. It provides the opportunity to reflect on the importance of water and identify potential solutions to the global water scarcity. According to UNESCO, Industry accounts for 20% of the global water usage, predominantly through … Continued
On 22 March annually the world celebrates World Water Day, which is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners globally.
The food and beverage industry, like many others, makes use of a substantial amount of water during the manufacturing process. It is estimated that an average of 3.5 – 5 litres of water is used per litre of beverage production. Municipal water quality and availability is not guaranteed. For many operations the risk of water … Continued
We are heading deeper into a global water crisis. For over 633 million people, opening a tap and having access to safe potable water, is a luxury far beyond their reach, whilst the demand for water is estimated to increase by 50% by 2030. South Africa is experiencing one of the most severe water scarcity … Continued
As in many other industries, waste is generated at various stages during processing and manufacture in the food and beverage industry. Whilst improved efficiencies are continuously chased to reduce wastage and cost, significant opportunities are often missed along the way. An increased focus is being placed on the need to extract value from waste as … Continued
It is a glaring reality that water scarcity is a growing risk to business across Africa. Industrial water use accounts for approximately 11% of total water usage in South Africa. It has been projected that in rapidly industrialising countries, industrial water usage could increase five times over the next 10 to 20 years. How current … Continued
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