Water: our most valuable resource

#environmental sustainability

We are facing a real water crisis that can only be solved with the sustainable consumption, promotion of clean energies, optimisation of production processes and the use of recycled water.

For a water sustenaibility management.

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) warned that Earth will have a 40% water deficit by 2030 if it cannot manage to change its current consumption habits. Despite the progress made in relation to responsible use and improvement of the infrastructures of this natural resource, demographic growth is still a huge challenge, in which society, governments and companies must collaborate to achieve the necessary results.

Human and commercial consumption, agricultural and industrial activity, the production of energy and everyday foodstuffs... all of these require large amounts of water, which is now threatened by contamination and climate change. It is vital to raise the awareness on the need to efficiently manage water resources, guaranteeing their quality and preventing their degradation, with the purpose of not putting at a risk their availability in the future.

Have you heard about the water footprint?#RRSSHave you heard about the water footprint?

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The protection and sustainable consumption of water is one of the pillars of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, which is aimed at making sure that the entire planet has access to clean and uncontaminated water that has been managed with a responsible approach.

In line with the SDGs, Iberdrola performs comprehensive controls on the specific use and consumption of this resource. The company is positioned as one of the utilities with the best water productivity (revenues/water used) *. The goal of the power utility is to maintain this intensity level above 50% during the next five years. However, the protection of this resource also requires a high commitment to respect biodiversity.

* According to Global 100's classification among a selection of main utilities.

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