The Managing Director National Water and Sewerage Corporation Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha has joined a high level panel of leaders from other utilities to share NWSC innovations at the World Water Leaders Summit 2016.
The 10th Global Water Summit running under the theme: “Water in 2050: The Future is Now” opened on Tuesday at the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
Water will be the fundamental factor shaping economic growth in the decades up to 2050.
The IPCC’s 2014 assessment showed the effects of climate change are already hitting us through the water cycle.
“If we have any hope of adapting to these changes, it will have to involve a profound turn around in how we manage our water resources,” Mugisha told the summit.
By 2050 the water challenge will be unlike anything the world has ever seen and it will run right across the entire supply chain from depleted ground sources through compromised consumer and business operations to wastewater treatment and reuse on an unprecedented scale.
It will also generate extraordinary opportunities for those with the right technology and partnership.
“Utility leaders, government ministers, CEOs of corporations and customers need to come to terms with this basic fact of life: that the state of water in 2050 is going to depend on what we do to make the world of water better.”