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 Global Opportunities 

80%

of the world's wastewater is dumped largely untreated into the environment

*Source: UN WWDR, 2017

1.5 Billion

tons of COe/year (GWP₂₀) emissions from water infrastructure and untreated sewage

4.5 Billion

people worldwide lack access to safely managed sanitation, putting their health at risk

8.2 Trillion

dollars of investment is required in water resources infrastructure through 2030

*Source: OECD

800 Terawatt Hours

increased wastewater treatment and rising water quality standards will drive energy demand up, stressing both sides of the energy-water nexus

*Source: IEA & IWA

 Wastewater Opportunities 

Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) face significant pressure to upgrade their facilities due to population growth, industrial expansion and tightening of regulations. This presents a variety of opportunities.

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Environment

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Footprint

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Total Cost

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Energy

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Time

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Sludge

 Norwegian Wastewater Opportunities 

+ 1,900

WWPTs require upgrade or expansion within the next 20 years

*Source: Norsk Vann

+ 55%

WWTPs considered non-compliant according to national regulations

*Source: Norsk Vann

186 Billion

NOK of investment required in WWTPs upgrades and expansions resources through 2040

*Source: Norsk Vann

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