Business is brisk for a water-bottle shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, (above) which could soon have running water only two days a week. In developed cities, consumption of bottled water has shot up because it is a lifestyle issue, and people feel they can afford it .
WITH World Water Day having fallen on March 22, an objective assessment of emerging urban water trends in the coming decades might be in order.
Predicting the future is difficult. It is even more complex in the urban water sector because what may happen will be an aggregation of...