In honor of World Water Day, TechCrunch’s Anna Escher and Lora Kolodny have written a helpful overview of the causes of the Global Water Crisis — along with introductions to 12 companies that, like Desalitech, are interested in helping to solve the problem.
663 million people around the world lack access to clean water year-round, they write, and fully 1/3 of the global population deals with water scarcity at least one month per year.
In this context, cutting back on water use isn’t merely a noble goal — it’s a humanitarian imperative. Desalitech’s systems were originally designed to turn salt water into drinking water in Israel, and now they’re being used by major global companies like Coca Cola to reduce
their water footprints and meet their sustainability goals.
We’re happy to celebrate Water Day and share TechCrunch’s list of 12 companies, ranging from scrappy start-ups like Valor Water to supersized philanthropies like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are also concerned with the Global Water Crisis:
- Water Is Life
- charity: water
- The Human Utility: Detroit Water Project
- Valor Water
- Pluto AI
- XPV Water Partners
- Planet Water Foundation
- RWL Water
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
You can read the original article at TechCrunch by Anna Escher and Lora Kolodny here.