Fresh water is a scarce natural resource that is extremely important for humans, agriculture and industrial processes. Thus it is not at all surprising that corporations outside the water sector are interested in the huge opportunities provided by the sector.
For example, IBM sees big opportunities in the water management. At the moment, the government stimulus programs in water sector in both USA and China is making the sector even more interesting for the global leader in technology.
According to IBM, leaks in water infrastructure account for up to 60 percent of water supplied. This costs worldwide $14 billion every year. (Source: Reuters)