Water is the single most important economic input to the global economy, and more

specifically, to individual enterprises.  The disparity between supply and demand for

clean water is an inexorable problem; yet the relentless international demand for its

uninterrupted supply makes water by far the most stable of all global commodities.

Safe water and the prevention of waterborne disease are public health priorities in

most developed countries, where clean water generally is available for about one-third

of the world’s population. However, water-related human health problems in developing

countries are daunting.  Global estimates of the population in developing countries that

lack access to safe drinking water range from 750 million to 1.1 billion.

The consequences of lack of safe water are severe.  The United Nations’ World Health Organization estimates that more than 3 billion cases of illness and 5 million deaths - the majority children - can be attributed annually to unsafe water.  The death rate for children alone is estimated at one every twenty seconds.  Those numbers may rise in the early years of this century; world population surpassed seven billion in 2011.  It is expected to top eight billion by 2028.  Most of the increases are expected to be in developing countries, increasing pressure on already inadequate water resources.

Quest Water, together with its partners, distributors, and licensees, believes that it is playing an important role in addressing these apparent problems by providing access to environmentally sound, sustainable sources of clean, potable water, produced in large quantities on a consistent basis.