PWN Technologies and PUB, Singapore’s national water agency signed an MOU to develop research collaboration during a joint press conference held on 30 June 2010 as part of the Singapore International Water Week 2010, the global platform for water solutions.
The MOU signifies a new level of alliance and partnership between PWN Technologies and PUB, who will both collaborate where synergy and value in knowledge development and capability building will be achieved. Areas of interests identified so far are: (1) ceramic membranes for water treatment (2) membrane process optimization, and (3) advanced oxidation processes.
The cooperation will focus comprehensively on new technologies for water treatment processes and on jointly performed demonstrations of such new technologies in operational conditions. Synergistic cooperation would be based on the complementary strengths of PWN Technologies and PUB.
As part of the MOU, PWN and PUB will work together on innovative solutions.
Signatories to the MOU were Mr Pieter Spohr, CEO of PWN Technologies and Mr Tan Yok Gin, Assistant Chief Executive (Operations), PUB. The signing was witnessed by Mr Martien den Blanken, CEO of PWN, and Mr Chan Yoon Kum, Deputy Chief Executive of PUB.
PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the national water agency, managing Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way. PUB won the 2007 Stockholm Industry Water Award and was named Water Agency of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2006.