As water and environmental experts gather in Stockholm for the 25th annual World Water Week, Anglo American’s Head of Open Forums, Phil Newman, discusses some of the ideas from the company’s first Open Forum on Sustainability

The world needs water. By 2030, the global population is expected to reach 8.5 billion and the human race could face a 40% water shortfall. With more than 70% of our mining operations located in water-stressed areas, how will Anglo American adapt to this changing reality, and how can we best work with other water users, across all industries, and with the communities around us?

We could make water. Far-fetched as it may sound, humans have access to all the ingredients they need. So why not manufacture it? This was one of many ideas developed at the FutureSmart™ Open Forum on Sustainability that took place in the United Kingdom in June.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS