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Water JPI Newsletter - November 2015

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“Water is taught by thirst” said the American poet Emily Dickinson meaning that we learn to appreciate things only when we are without them. Many people in the world suffer for water scarcity and drought. They are calculated 1.8 billion. Luckily research and innovation are focused to find solutions to make potable sea water and waste water. According to a study presented during the Stockholm World Water Week research and innovation investments in the water sector rise 9% each year, more than other sectors estimated at the lower rate of 4%. Filters for water depuration and desalination are the most studied subjects by applied research and innovation. Thanks to the inverse osmosis process which reduces costs plants of desalination have been duplicated all over the world and investments in this field will increase up to 17 billion USD in 2016.

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