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Water Scarcity to Drive Future Demand for Copper

Copper demand is likely to rise as the issue of water scarcity becomes more pronounced, according to research undertaken by strategic market intelligence company BSRIA WMI. The study anticipates copper use in water and waste water utilities could grow to 260,000 tonnes per year by 2027.

Overview The increasing pressure on our global water supply—caused by a growing population and industrialization of the world’s developing economies—has brought water and waste water management processes and efficiency into focus. With copper a critical material in water management technology, demand in this sector is set to grow significantly.

W Resources Plc (LON:WRES) engages in the exploration and development of tungsten, tin, copper, and gold properties.

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