9 company in the world to use this technique, which is based on the use of an ambitious prototype that mechanizes operations, improving workers’ safety, reducing risks and lead times, and bringing environmental benefits. These are the priorities that guide all our projects worldwide. Being just one of many environmentally significant projects in which Webuild is engaged, it demonstrates our commitment to the realization of works that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations. From Italy to Australia, from Qatar to the United States, Webuild is a major partner of public and private clients working to promote sustainable solutions for efficient water management throughout the water cycle. Twenty million people are served every day by the Group’s desalination plants. There are 5 billion people in the world living in areas at risk of water scarcity and 2.4 billion without access to safe drinking water. We look to the future and are willing to do our part to improve this situation. These numbers, in fact, are evidence of a global emergency and highlight the need for efficient water management. At Webuild, the extraordinary work of highly skilled, passionate men and women who built the Riachuelo Project synthesizes our strength and determination. I would like to express my special gratitude to each of those who have made this project possible. Their commitment is a symbol of the results that can be achieved through collaborative work. It also symbolises the sense of responsibility that each of us must focus on to save our planet and ensure a better future for ourselves, for our children and for the territories in which we operate. Dr. Pietro Salini Chief Executive Officer of Webuild Group.