In Southeast Asia, the Singaporean Public Utilities Board (PUB) and SUEZ Environnement, a resources management company, have agreed to collaborate on a smart water grid project.
Under the agreement, Singapore PUB and SUEZ will leverage information and communication technologies and analytical software to develop a decision support tool for storm water management, automated meter reading and water consumption tracking.
The project will also focus on encouraging water-saving behaviour among customers.
Creating efficient water networks
Harry Seah, chief technology officer, at PUB, said: “SUEZ Environnement has valuable expertise in water management and smart water technologies, and is an important partner as we continue to work with the global water industry to co-create innovative solutions to our water challenges.
“This collaboration will also strengthen the Singapore-France water industry relations, add vibrancy to the local water R&D landscape, and boost Singapore’s status as a global hydro hub.”
The board and Suez will also work together on a pilot project creating an energy-efficient waste water treatment process with the integration of smart monitoring and advanced control strategies.
Projects undertaken will be backed by a grant managed by the Singapore Economic Development Board, which encourages water companies to tap into "Singapore as a living laboratory", said Goh Chee Kiong, executive director of clean tech.
“This SUEZ environment-PUB partnership is aligned with Singapore’s ambition to be a laboratory where global companies work hand-in-hand with government agencies to develop and test smart and sustainable urban solutions, before scaling up the solutions in the region.”