H.E. Mr. Carlos Pereira Marques

The world population will reach 10 billion by 2050 with more than 80 per cent of population residing in urban areas. The demand of water will continue to increase from all sectors and the effects of climate change on water cycle would be more obvious every year with increasing risks of floods and draughts. By 2030, half of the world will face high water scarcity though the scale may vary. In fact we need to understand that while addressing this challenge, we need to adopt an approach that ensures proficient management & sustainable provision of water for all users at affordable price with smart assistance by the Governments.