The Netherlands is a world leader in managing water. Over the decades, the Dutch have mastered the art of flood protection and water supply and treatment. The Netherlands is a major supplier of sustainable systems for the production and supply of water and for the collection, treatment and partial reintroduction of “used” water into the system. The Dutch water sector includes several large engineering firms with global operations. Platforms such as the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) promote international cooperation. The water sector is strongly focused on exports and continuous innovation. Dutch water expertise is amongst the best in the world. Water technology enables the delivery of clean water to the inhabitants of the delta with a strong focus on efficiency and recycling. Dutch knowledge in this area is applied and traded worldwide. Water is essential for citizens, for industry and for agriculture and therefore a key element in the economy.
More information can be found on: https://www.hollandtradeandinvest.com/key-sectors/water/contents/water-technology
Faced with the challenge of water scarcity, Singapore has been motivated to constantly innovate and develop new water management and treatment technologies such as water reclamation and seawater desalination. Singapore has established a sustainable water supply from diversified sources known as the Four National Taps – water from local catchment areas, imported water, reclaimed water (NEWater) and desalinated water. Alongside these developments, an innovative environment and water industry has flourished. Today, Singapore is recognised as a ‘Global Hydrohub’ with about 180 water companies. These companies represent the entire value chain of the water industry, spanning from upstream component players (e.g.membrane and pumps manufacturers), equipment OEMs, and system integrators, to downstream EPC players and project developers.
More information can be found on: https://www.edb.gov.sg/content/edb/en/industries.html