The SIWW, the Singapore International Water Week, will be held in Singapore from 1-5 July 2012. This week is the international gathering for water innovations, an opportunity to exchange best practices and open up to new issues. Organised by the International Water Association (IWA), this event brings together almost 10,000 professionals from the water sector.
What innovations are there for water?
The theme of this year’s event, which is being held just a few days after Rio +20, is the sustainable city. For water companies, integrating issues relating to sustainable development represents both a key priority and a challenge. This year, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht will be presented with the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, for his innovation in the treatment of wastewater. His new technology enables water to be treated at a low cost, using small structures and an entirely natural process.
Companies as solutions providers
Many players from various SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Group subsidiaries around the world will be present at the SIWW to share their research work. Whether they be from Palyja in Indonesia, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT in China, Degrémont, which is present in 70 countries, or ONDEO Systems, each has its own innovations to help develop the sustainable city of the future. Pascal Dauthuille from CIRSEE, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s research centre, will also be there to talk about using membranes more cost-effectively, while J.P. Arcangeli, Head of the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) will present the company’s vision with regard to wastewater management.