Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in many societies, are converging and compounding one another.
They may also spread and become global issues, for instance, through forced migration. It is thus imperative for countries to resolve such problems by adapting innovations from multiple sources, including governments, companies, and civic society. Indeed, there is ample opportunity for countries to share solutions for a more sustainable environment, effective investments in human capital, and urban planning for more cohesive communities.
The 2018 Blue Paper highlights key discussions from the recent Singapore International Water Week, marking its 10 years of water excellence. It contains insights from global water leaders and experts on the circular economy, closed-water-energy-waste loops, water reuse, and digitalisation which hope to inform policy and business and catalyse action towards liveable, water-secure, and sustainable Asian cities of the future.
Continue the conversation on water at SIWW Spotlight 2019
Water is critical for industries as a product and as a component in processes and supply chain, and yet has many competing uses. Technologies are readily available to help businesses reduce the risks water pose to their bottom lines by reducing their water use, replacing water from alternative sources and reclaiming used water.
However, not enough is being done to lower industrial water demand. Companies must now get their water management approach and financing right in order to take advantage of the benefits and scalability of technologies to reduce their risk and reliance on water.
Happening on 6 and 7 June, SIWW Spotlight 2019 will be focused on industrial water solutions and is held in partnership with the Ecosperity Week. Register your interest with your First and Last Name, Designation and Organisation at email@example.com today.