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15. November 2019 | 13:40 CET


  • Water

Water resources around the globe are increasingly polluted by pollutants. The pursuit of prosperity, luxury and safety comes at a price. More people need more food and the yield per hectare must increase through the use of more fertilizers and pesticides. The intake of medicines by humans and animals is also not without its consequences and so drug residues are increasingly becoming a problem. But where there are problems, new business opportunities also arise.

time to read: 1 minutes by Mario Hose



Contaminants in drinking water are increasingly a problem for global water suppliers, because polluted waters must not lead to pollutants being discharged into the drinking water system of the suppliers. In most cases, drinking water is obtained from groundwater and spring water and the rest from rivers, lakes and reservoirs. This makes it all the more important for wastewater pollution to remain controllable and controllable through lifestyle habits.

It becomes problematic with impurities such as tire abrasion. In connection with electromobility, the increased efficiency of electric motors is expected to result in roughly twice as much abrasion of the tire as in vehicles with conventional combustion engines.


The water suppliers are increasingly concerned about the pollution of the water by residues from medicines, nitrate and pesticides. In the rarest of cases, the costs of treatment can be allocated to the polluters and are passed on to the customers or the solidarity community.

The increase in microplastics in the environment is also being recorded more and more frequently. In addition, there is an increase in the number of active pharmaceutical ingredients, which are becoming an increasing challenge, especially in the vicinity of hospitals and in intensive livestock farming.


In the future, it will be exciting to see how the causer topic is dealt with. While the farmers and operators of mass livestock farming are already in the public eye, there are also companies such as iWater Group Limited, which can already offer alternatives. The company says it can help reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides in agriculture and medicines in animal husbandry with environmentally friendly water purification solutions. The iWater Group Limited has recently appointed Reinhard Lange, former CEO of Kühne + Nagel, to the Executive Board.

In this connection, however, it will be exciting to deal with companies such as the drug manufacturer Bayer or the tire manufacturer Continental, whose products indirectly contribute to environmental pollution by users and users.

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  • Water

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  • Water

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  • Water

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