The Singapore International Water Week 2022 (SIWW) is one of the leading international water fairs in Asia. As the first major international conference and exhibition in Asia after two years of pandemic, the event from 17 to 21 April 2022 offered participants once again the opportunity to take part in the global exchange on new and innovative water solutions and to network with international experts.
German Water Partnership supported the German Pavilion at SIWW 2022, which was presented by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and organised by ECM Berlin.
At the official German Pavilion, 20 German exhibitors presented smart and sustainable technologies with a focus on smart water, energy efficiency and rainwater management. The focus was on technologies “Made in Germany” that can make a significant contribution to the resilience of the water sector with regard to the impacts of climate change. Among the exhibitors were also numerous GWP members such as Jäger Umwelt Technik GmbH, CERAFILTEC Germany GmbH, Endress + Hauser (S.E.A), TriOS Mess- und Datentechik GmbH, Otto Graf GmbH, Binder GmbH, MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions GmbH, Wilo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH, Rädlinger primus line GmbH and Aerzen Asia Pte. Ltd. Julia Braune, Managing Director of German Water Partnership, was also present at the German Pavilion and took the opportunity to meet international partners such as Dean Amhaus from the Water Council and of course Vivien Seong from the Singapore Water Association.
At the opening of SIWW 2022, Minister for Sustainability and Environment Grace Fu emphasised the importance of climate resilience in her speech. The Singapore government is committed to developing innovative products, processes and policies that contribute to this resilience, such as flood management, coastal protection and reducing energy consumption. Singapore’s “4-Tap Strategy” aims to become more independent and sustainable in water management and supply. The technical pillars to achieve this goal include desalination, rainwater harvesting and a water reuse “NEWater” concept.
A highlight of the trade fair week was the visit of the Deputy German Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Christoph Hallier, to the German Pavilion. We would like to thank Mr Hallier for the very interesting exchange on the topic of supply chains and the current challenges facing the German water industry, as well as the great interest he showed during the subsequent extensive tour of the German Pavilion and in discussions with the individual exhibitors!