Introduction

Water is a prerequisite for life. While the world population is growing, the freshwater supply is not growing along proportionately. It is, therefore, of the utmost importance that we use water sparingly and that we waste as little as possible. And that we prevent the water from becoming so polluted that it can no longer be turned into drinking water.


Through its history, the Netherlands has a strong link with water. This is expressed both in science and in its application by the business community. Not only when it comes to building harbours and dikes, land reclamation and controlling rivers. The Netherlands is also a pioneer when it comes to water purification.


The developments in the water treatment industry have prompted the editorial staff at Insights to take a closer look at this sector. The result lies in front of you. An informative publication, offering an insight into a rapidly changing market.