Water & Wastewater Asia May/Jun 2018

WATER & WASTEWATER ASIA May / June 2018 52 / SIWW 2018 SPECIAL he Singapore International Water Week is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the biennial event is set to see best practices, latest technologies and business opportunities. The programmes are diverse and of critical importance. And so, Bernard Tan, managing director of the Singapore International Water Week shares about what one can expect at this leading event. Q : In the eighth edition of SIWW, what are some of the programmes and new initiatives that visitors and exhibitors can expect? BT : As it celebrates 10 years of excellence in sharing and co-creating innovative water solutions to address global water challenges, Singapore International Water Week 2018 remains committed towards driving business opportunities across various focus areas and around the world. Highlights at the business forums include updates on the TuasWater Reclamation Plant and Integrated Waste Management Facility of the multi-billion Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2 project. There will also be business announcements from the fast-growing Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, amongst others. Business opportunities will also be plentiful at the integrated expo, City Solutions Singapore (CSS) 2018, where a wide range of technologies specific to the needs of water, cities, and the environment will be showcased. Featuring more than 20 country and themed pavilions, CSS 2018 will highlight the practical applications of innovative technologies in different water environments around the world. SIWW continues to facilitate the creation and growth of relationships among its delegates, as well as with delegates from the World Cities Summit (WCS) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS), through events including the SIWWWelcome Reception and Industry Night. Dignitaries and delegates from all three events are also expected to attend the Lee Kuan Yew Prize Lectures, which will be presented by the Lee Kuan YewWater Prize 2018 Laureate, Professor Rita R. Colwell, as well as the Lee Kuan Yew Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet. The Singapore International Water Week will mark its 10 th year since the first event took place in 2008. SIWW has achieved this key milestone thanks to the continued support of stakeholders from across the global water value chain – from academics and researchers, to government and policy makers, international organisations, industry players and private corporations. Mr Bernard Tan, Managing Director of Singapore International Water Week. Image crediit: PUB