Industries in China are facing challenges due to stricter regulations on water usage and discharge. Meanwhile, they are beginning to look at water in a new way. Rather than a free raw material to be used and abused as they choose, they are beginning to see opportunities that benefit both the environment and their shareholders through better water stewardship. However, they are not water experts, and they don’t have available capital to spend on expensive equipment.
Industries are encouraged to seek expertise of third parties, for cost-saving solutions to help them meet the regulations and also maximise water and energy efficiency, allowing them to focus on their core business.
IWLF brought together key stakeholders and outlined the challenges of the industries. Can these challenges be turned into a positive opportunity for all parties? How can water players add value to industries? What’s the best practice in water use for different industrial processes? How to close the gap between what is needed by end users and what can be offered by solution providers? Besides insights shared by keynote speakers, the two panel discussions addressed the issue both from a management and technology point of view.