Venue: Siloso Ballroom, Level 1, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa
Synopsis: There is an increasing awareness among the international community on how wastewater can be a valuable resource. Today, reclaimed water is mainly used for non-potable applications in industries or irrigation. It has been proven reliable with water quality often exceeding many conventional sources and can be used to augment drinking water supply through direct or indirect potable reuse. Despite these promises and successful case studies globally, adoption of water reuse faces challenges like adopting a quality mark, needing to ensure its sustainability, and achieving public acceptance. The United Nations is focusing on wastewater for 2017, and one of the key aspects is how wastewater is perceived as a valuable resource in the circular economy.
This session invites some of the leaders in water reuse from Namibia, Singapore, the USA and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to share on their water reuse experiences in terms of direct and indirect potable reuse, as well as strategies to gain public acceptance.