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NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2014

IN THE SPOTLIGHT   
square_8 Grundfos: Managing the Water Paradox
Fresh water remains a scarce resource despite the abundance of water on our plant. Mr Eric Lai, Grundfos' Regional Business Director for Industry and Water Treatment discusses key issues in the Asia Pacific, and what governments and industries can do to address the water paradox.  Read More... 

square_8 New Research Fouls Bio-Fouling
It was very recently announced that Mr J Antony Prince an R&D scientist in Membrane Science and Engineering from the Environmental and Water Technology Center of Innovation (EWTCOI) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic doing his phD at Newcastle University, UK, led a team to successfully develop a breakthrough in bio-fouling. ZOEY CHONG sits doen with him to better understand his research breakthrough as well as its future in the water & wastewater treatment industry.  Read More...
  

WATER FOORPRINTS
square_8 GWE-CST: Are Food, Beverage and Primary Processors Literally Pouring Profit Down the Drain?

Many food, beverage and primary processors in the Australasian and Asia Pacific region have traditionally viewed their wastewater primarily as a problem that has to be solved to meet local discharge standards. In fact, wastewater treatment is viewed purely as a burden on investment and energy costs. GWE-CST encourages processors to rethink the potential of turning their wastewater into a "green energy cash cow".  Read More...

square_8 IDE Technologies: India Poised to Add Huge Desalination Capacities in Five Years
Indian clients and end users are becoming increasingly open to higher end solutions such as seawater desalination technologies as they offer an effective and long-term water solution to industries and municipalities. Sanjeev Sharma, Head of Marketing (India) at IDE Technologies discusses further.  Read More... 
 

THINKING CAP
square_8 Hey, America, It's Time to Talk about the Price of Water

Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world's most undervalued resource? Cynthia Barnett examines this in detail.  Read More...

square_8 Global Perspective: Industry and a Sustainable Water Supply
Dr Hoe Wai Cheong gives his perspective on reducing the global industry's thirst to ensure a sustainable water supply and economic development. He identifies two challenges in reducing industrial demand for water, and looks at how Singapore encourages sustainable practices by industries as part of its integrated water supply management programme.  Read More...
 

SEEN & HEARD
square_8 Aqua Taiwan 2014
Aqua Taiwan 2014 closed with tremendous success at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre in Taiwan on 10 October 2014. As Deputy Secretary General of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Mr Ye Mingshui, highlighted at the opening ceremony, exports of water filtrations and purifications units among other products related to the water and wastewater industries are worth USD 2 billion every year. On this note, Aqua Taiwan endeavours to become one of Asia's most important water trade shows. Water & Wastewater Asia finds out more.  Read More...

square_8 Vietwater 2014
Vietwater 2014 witnessed a 25 percent rise in overall participation with over 300 participating companies from over 32 counties, with a record-breaking number of national pavilions. Well into its sixth year, the exhibition brought bew ideas on investments for a sustainable of the water of Vietnam, and is a good opportunity for investors, businesses and managers to share knowledge and experiences while creating opportunities for business cooperation, said His Excellency Mr Cao Lai Quang, Vice Minister, Ministry of Construction.  Read More... 

square_8 IGEM2014
IGEM2014 was successfully held from 16 to 19 October 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Themed "Creating Green Wealth", the fifth edition of IGEM2014 is a provided a platform for the commercialisation of green technologies as a sound economic activity and prompted exhibitors and visitors to create wealth beyond dollars and cents.  Read More...


DON'T MISS THE BOAT
square_8 Myanwater 2014

Myanmar's largest trade show, Myanwater 2014, will be held from 4 to 6 December 2014 at the Myanmar Event Park. The three-day show expects 350 participating booths from over 30 countries, with a total of over 250 exhibitors and 8000 trade visitors and buyers.  Read More...

square_8 WaterEX World Expo 2015

Mumbai, India will see WaterEX World Expo 2015 inaugurated by Sushri Uma Bharti, Hon ‘ble Mister for Water Resources, Government of India, at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre on 28 January 2015. The four-day exhibition will Host a huge number of national and international players who will offer high-end water and wastewater products and technologies under one roof. Co-organised with a two-day conference themed "Water Forever, Water for All", it will provide a significant networking opportunity in India.  Read More...