The importance of water

Without water there is no life. Clean water is scarce on planet earth. One billion people lack access to drinking water while at the same time, immense amounts of water are consumed by agriculture and industry. Water is becoming increasingly important in electricity production. 56% of electricity production comes from hydropower, the most important domestic source of renewable energy.

Drinking water is available in abundance in Switzerland. No one has to walk for miles to provide his family with water. As a vital resource, water can lead to conflict.

The use of water represents one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today.