IFAT 2018 | Drinking Water
Every German consumes 123 litres of drinking water a day. High quality standards must be maintained. Only with the construction of water works in the 19th century has water been safe to drink. Augsburg is applying with its water management for the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The technical implementation was a sensation at the time. German engineering skills are still the driving force for pure drinking water worldwide. Companies such as Huber Mena Water produce compact systems for drinking water treatment, which are used in developing countries. The most modern plants and complex analyses also continue to guarantee clean drinking water in Germany. But concerns about this precious commodity are growing: according to the IFAT Environment Index, 73 percent of Germans fear the contamination of drinking water by trace substances. Grünbeck, the company for water treatment, intends to tackle this: The quality assurance of drinking water has always been a challenge – in the past regionally, now globally. The further development of modern technologies for water treatment is therefore indispensable for the future. The various actors in the drinking water sector regard IFAT as their common platform.