If you travel the world (which everyone arguably should do if they can), you’ll quickly discover that various areas of the globe are in massively different places when it comes to specific industrial advancements. As an example that stands out, take water technology.
Warren Buffett is the last person you’ll ever see following the crowd.
In fact, the man known as the “Oracle of Omaha” is considered by many to be the epitome of the smart (and successful) investor — a sage who sets trends rather than follows them. His investments have been so successful that his current wealth is valued at $86.1 billion, earning him a place of honor on Forbes’ prestigious The World’s Billionaires ranking.
Currently, about 90% of the U.S. population relies on centralized networks of pipes and huge “mega-facilities” for water treatment and distribution. But due to a lack of proper funding, a general deterioration of this water infrastructure has occurred at a rapid pace, nation-wide.
Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group
It was signed by the man who is the world’s most ardent defender of water, a man dedicated to saving our planet’s water supplies–Riggs Eckelberry. I’ll tell you more about him in a minute.
Let’s dive into the problem we all face as humans dependent on clear drinking water for our lives and livelihoods.
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