Article | August 25, 2022

It's About Dam Time: Going Digital Necessary To Support Vital Resource - Water

By Todd Roberts, Senior Director, Business Development, Infrastructure IoT


Dams aren’t just amazing structures; they play a crucial role in managing a vital resource – water. And we have big issues regarding our global water needs. Both reservoir dams and hydroelectric dams contribute to supplying the large volumes of water and electricity necessary for human livelihood, for agriculture, and for the industry.  But the UN estimates that there are currently 700 million people in 43 different countries suffering from water shortage problems. The UN forecasts that 1,800 million people will live in countries or regions with no access to water, and two-thirds of the world’s population will have access to water under water stress conditions by 2025. According to the OECD, the global demand for water is expected to increase by 55% before 2050 due to the growing demand for all uses of water.

In this article, learn how dams play a vital role in supporting the increasing demand for all uses of water. 


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