Sustainable Water Solutions Challenge
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and opportunities across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
Water is also a critical medium for process industries, such as (agri-)food and chemicals. Here it is substantially driven by capex intensive solutions that include the use of chemicals. This industry is one of the heaviest consumers of energy.
What is needed are sustainable solutions achieved through the development of low capex, low energy usage and, low chemical usage technologies, which address the current food & chemical industry.
Icos Capital and its corporate partners seek high impact technology innovations for;