The Element H2O

Only just under 1% of global water reserves can be used directly for drinking water. Where drinking water is needed, we focus our efforts on treating the remaining water resources.


Our Mission

"Water is not everything - but without water there is nothing"

One thing is certain: global water resources are limited. There are an esti­mated 1.38 billion cubic metres of water on Earth. This figure may seem incred­ibly large, but bear in mind that roughly 97.5% is present in the oceans, and another 1.72% of the world's water supply is contained in glac­iers, ice and snow. What remains is just under 1% of the 1.38 billion cubic meters of water avail­able for humans as vital drinking water.

1.38 billion cubic kilometres of water deposits

98.28% of the world’s accessible water is available in liquid form, but only a very small percentage (0.78%) can be used for drinking water.

Every day BWT researches, develops and focuses on innovative solutions for the conversion of salt water, surface and groundwater into drinking water, process water and purified water.

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Water Inno­va­tions

BWT can offer you inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts in the water and water treat­ment sector. Our main focus is on human need and, of course, the careful manage­ment of the precious resource, water. But for us, it is about more than just water. Regard­less of whether it is used to drink, for swim­ming pools or as the purest ingre­dient in medi­cines, infu­sions or cosmetics, we supply water in the best possible quality avail­able based on the require­ment, and precisely where it will be used.

Water by BWT
Water by BWT

Magnesium Mineralized Water

Magne­sium Miner­al­ized Water is a true taste expe­ri­ence as well as the ideal source of your daily magne­sium require­ment.

It also has an almost neutral pH and contains less calcium and fewer taste-​​impairing substances. This not only brings out the full taste of coffee and tea, but also protects your kitchen appli­ances from limescale deposits.

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Silky-soft BWT Luxury Water

Trans­forms the ordi­nary into some­thing deli­ciously extra­or­di­nary. Kinder to you, your family and your home, the gentle touch of soft­ened water from your BWT water soft­ener leaves your skin feeling softer, smoother and more replen­ished, whilst also giving your hair a new shine.

Soft­ened water contains less hard­ness minerals, which in turn means less limescale deposits on your taps, showers, tiles, glass­ware and cutlery and your laundry.

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BWT Water for Injection

You come into contact with BWT Puri­fied Water every day, and most of the time without real­ising it, for example, in cosmetics, medi­cines or other phar­ma­ceu­tical prod­ucts.

Puri­fied water is indis­pens­able in the manu­fac­turing of many prod­ucts where safety and purity are top prior­i­ties, and this is why manu­fac­turers rely on puri­fied water from BWT’s processes and systems, ulti­mately to enhance your life and your quality of life.

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Water Technology

Many water treat­ment tech­nolo­gies we have devel­oped have their origin in nature, including ion exchange and osmosis. We look and learn. We then go one step further – into the future.

A central feature of all our contin­uing and new devel­op­ments is a reduc­tion in resource and energy consump­tion and an asso­ci­ated reduc­tion in CO2 emis­sions, and we take our respon­si­bility in terms of ecology, cost effi­cien­cies and social concerns very seri­ously. The use of state-​of-the-art tech­nolo­gies is our starting point, and the ongoing devel­op­ment of our prod­ucts also contributes signif­i­cantly to our company’s growth.

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The Future of Water

Providing water in sufficient quantity and the required quality is the global challenge of the 21st century, whether in ecological, social, political or economic terms.

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Future of water

The world’s popu­la­tion is growing steadily, and more water is being consumed to produce an increasing number of consumer goods. The existing, already scarce, sources of drinking water are becoming increas­ingly polluted and, last but not least, the conse­quences of climate change make water a commodity that is becoming more diffi­cult to access.

Global chal­lenges

According to UN fore­casts, the world’s popu­la­tion will grow to 9.6 billion in 2050. Today, half of humanity lives in cities, rising to two-​thirds by 2050. The largest increase is in devel­oping coun­tries, where water scarcity is already a reality.

Population growth
Population growth
Due to the growing need for food, energy and sani­ta­tion, the global demand for water will increase by roughly 55% by 2050. The sharpest increases will be recorded in industry (400%), power gener­a­tion (140%) and house­holds (130%). However, consump­tion in agri­cul­ture, which currently requires the largest share of the water, is falling slightly.
Global demand for water
Global demand for water

Approximately a quarter of the world’s water needs are currently met by groundwater. However, the steady decline in the groundwater supply means that in 2050 over 40% of the world’s population will live in areas where water is scarce.

Water – our Mission

BWT is facing all these challenges as a global company. Our mission is to develop resource-conserving, sustainable products and services that treat existing water to supply it in the best possible quality. We also make existing water resources accessible where the water is required. Our professional water treatment turns contaminated water into high-quality drinking water, process water or even purified water, depending on the need.

Global sources of drinking water
Global sources of drinking water

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