India has one of the world's fastest growing economies and its rapid urbanisation is expected to lead to a 40% increase in domestic demand for water over the next decade (1). It is estimated that around 720 million of India's 1.25 billion population lack access to clean drinking water (2). Around 100,000 people die of water-related illnesses annually (3) and, according to UNICEF, waterborne diseases cost the Indian economy $600m in lost production and medical treatment (4).Wayne Preece, CEO of Hydro Industries said: "This is an extremely significant relationship for our company, further enhancing Hydro's global reputation to deliver resourceful, innovative products to regions in real need of accessible, clean drinking water. The positive humanitarian impact is of vast importance to us, and we are delighted that technologies and products developed in Wales will provide a source of clean water for communities across India, improving their quality of life and giving them access to what is an essential requisite for a healthy life: clean water."
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