SCE and TF Intl first collaborated with NITI Aayog in 2016 on a capability building programme in urban management, including water and wastewater management.
The second, year-long programme will include a series of customised workshops addressing used water treatment technology and the design of water recycling facilities.
The aim is to reach out to more than 100 policy leaders and specialists across eight states and union territories in India as identified by NITI Aayog, including: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, West Bengal, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya and Puducherry.
SCE partners include Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB, and CH2M Hill (Singapore).
4) Taiwan pushes ahead with municipal-to-industrial action plan
Asian semiconductor powerhouse Taiwan is progressing with plans to reuse municipal wastewater to feed its increasingly thirsty industrial water demand.
Following a pilot project in 2012, the country’s first municipal-to-industrial plant, a 45,000m3/day facility at Fengshan, started initial operations in August this year.