The global stock of clean drinking water is rapidly diminishing due to pollution, salinisation and waste. Not only is food production and the carting of water from one place to another exhausting local water supplies, but huge parts of the world may well dry out more quickly than anticipated due to climate change. At the same time, in our part of the world we are confronted by increasingly heavy rainfall.
Ifund envisages a future in which we live with water and our water footprint is withdrawn to within ecological borders. That means better retention, usage and retrieval of water. Ifund is seeking innovative solutions for sustainable and local water systems, targeting ecological initiatives, small-scale closed cycles, frugal and conscious consumption.
Our eating patterns can make an enormous impact here as well. The water footprint for beef is huge: approximately 1,500 litres of water are required for a hamburger.
Since 2010, The Reclaimers (formerly known as De Dakdokters Groep) has been active in the construction of green roofs and the development, production, and installation of smart water retention roofs through its subsidiaries De Dakdokters and Metropolder Company. The ifund foundation invested in The Reclaimers in 2017, helping the company to grow and increase its… read more