The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Anthony Turton (Environmental Advisor and Professor at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State) for his weekly "The Science Of" feature.
Turton spoke about the science of water as a business risk.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
I know we’re facing a water crisis of epic proportions.— Dr Anthony Turton
Global population is stripping out the supply of water.— Dr Anthony Turton
Once you understand the risks you can start mitigating.— Dr Anthony Turton
10 years ago we didn’t understand the acid mine drainage risk. Today we do.— Dr Anthony Turton
Sewage-flows into our rivers is a much worse problem than acid mine drainage.— Dr Anthony Turton
Assurance of water supply is breaking down.— Dr Anthony Turton
We produce 5 billion litres of sewage every day. Of that we treat about 20%. That leaves 4 billion litres of sewage being released back into our rivers.— Dr Anthony Turton
Johannesburg is a city that shouldn’t be there!— Dr Anthony Turton
We discharge our sewage upstream of our drinking water.— Dr Anthony Turton
It’s quite possible to recycle your sewage water. But it takes engineering and social complexity.— Dr Anthony Turton
A UWS system does for water what a UPS does for power supply.— Dr Anthony Turton
Due to technology, Israel is no longer water constrained.— Dr Anthony Turton
It takes about 360 litres to make a litre of beer.— Dr Anthony Turton
The trade in virtual water may be what’s preventing water wars.— Dr Anthony Turton
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