Water Philippines 2017: A Success

The Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) recently staged Water Philippines 2017, the biggest two-in-one event of its kind in the Philippines that features the latest trends in water supply and sanitation, sewerage, industrial wastewater practices, trends and technologies, at the SMX Convention Center last March 22-24, 2017. Now on its 4th year, Water Philippines 2017 tagged as the Philippines’ Leading International Water Supply, Sanitation, Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Purification Event, brought together over 380 participating exhibitors from 20 countries including 8 international and regional pavilions from mainland China, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA.

The event also gathered some 8,500 quality trade visitors from 27 countries including top practitioners, industry professionals and thought leaders. Theme for this year’s conference was “Water and Sanitation Solutions for a Better Future.” “Water Philippines 2017 continues to embody our commitment to help ensure sufficiency, safety and security in the provision of water supply the proper treatment and safe disposal of wastewater and sewage and the protection and sustainability of our natural water resources through efficient management and utilizing the latest in modern appropriate systems and technologies,” said Engr. Eulogio Agatep II, the newly-elected President of Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA).

Water Philippines 2017 was also co-located with four specialized events that included Pumps and Valves (P&V), Pipes and Tubings (P&T), and the firstever Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Philippines 2017 known as Asia’s Leading Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exhibition. The latter’s goal was to empower future energy solutions through Solar, Wind and Hydropower, Geothermal, Biomass, Biofuel and Energy Efficiency. “It is laudable including this Water Philippines that PWWA has sponsored conferences and seminars for training and development and has also sponsored studies to improve the rural water systems of the country, in line with absorbing lessons from successful projects of First World countries,” said MWSS Administrator Rey Velasco. 

“And in this Millennial time, PWWA has not wavered in its commitment and dedication to bring potable, safe, affordable and quality water to all Filipino citizens.” Erel Narida, President of Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP) added, “The use of Renewable Energy is not expensive, it’s a matter of perspective. The need for solar energy is an indication that solar is a competitive form of energy. Also, the integration of Renewable Energy into water distribution and utilization can add a large extent of flexibility to energy cost and access to potable water.” Coinciding with the annual UN World Water Day, Water Philippines 2017 was supported by the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers (PSSE), the Philippine Integrated Society of Master Plumbers (PISMP) and the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association (PIPPA). The event was managed by UBM Exhibitions Philippines, Inc., a member of the UBM Asia Group of Companies which organizes renowned Asia Water and Wastewater Industry Show Series across ASEAN countries.




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