World Water Day 2018

World Water Day

Let's make water a global priority

Water scarcity is one of the most impactful global risks. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in areas of absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under water stress.

On March 22, World Water Day has the aim of moving our attention to the importance of water. The event is organized by UN with a special focus on the sustainable development goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation. Grundfos supports this, since water has been our business and passion for more than 70 years.

Let yourself dive into the stories and be inspired to how every responsible act has a sustainable impact in a world where water is essential. 

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

It’s our obligation to make clean water available to people in the world

By constantly innovating our water pump solutions, we can help the world’s population get access to water.

Watch the film and explore how we take responsibility of sustainability when it comes to water.

You can watch the whole A Pump Corporate Movie here.

Organic vineyard relies on groundwater pump for irrigation

In water deprived areas like California, millions of litres of water are needed to irrigate vineyards and farms. That’s why sustainable and reliable pumps are crucial to help local agricultural producers stay in business, such as the Ampelos vineyard in Santa Barbara County.

Together with Grundfos, the vineyard successfully irrigates 46,000 vines every day.

Water Scarcity
South Africa

Decisive collaboration while Day Zero approaches

Cape Town in South Africa is experiencing serious water issues. Long lasting drought combined with less rain than usual is depleting the city’s water supply. Public and private stakeholders are currently coming together to find a solution.

Join the Cape Town Challenge

Cape Town Challenge Introduction

In Cape Town, South Africa, citizens are now under strict water management, following one of the worst droughts in the century. Every person must adhere to the so called level 6B water restrictions, which permit no more than a 50 liter water usage per day.

Grundfos colleagues from around the world have decided to take up the challenge, to create awareness about the Cape Town situation and to learn more about their own water consumption.

Become a natural pick-up artist

water clean up

Join Grundfos colleagues around the world in spending a day to make their local natural water environment cleaner and more beautiful, by picking up trash and plastic.

Grundfos employees from the Americas, Europe and Asia have signed up for this event, ensuring an impact that can truly be seen and felt.                                                                                                                                                    

Ningbo doses safely and accurately for 1.5 million citizens

Raised on a hillside in the mountains near this urban area of about 4 million in Zhejiang province, the Ningbo Dongqian Lake water plant would supply water to about a third of the city's population.

Whitepaper calls for action against flooding in Southeast Asia

Flooding Asia

The Southeast Asian region is particularly prone to flooding because of the areas many low-lying coastal areas. Unfortunately, flooding is predicted to only get worse in this region, due to the many low-lying coastal areas and islands. Climate change is cited in the paper as a main cause of the predicted increase of flooding incidents, among other things because of more intensified rain.

The study calls for a regional approach to flood management, urging to establish frameworks for prevention and protection.

Water ATMs offer low-priced water to Nairobi's poorest residents

In Nairobi, Kenya, almost half of the residents have trouble getting fresh water. That is because they live in the large "informal settlements".

Nairobi Water has found success with one solution in Mathare: Grundfos AQtap water ATMs.