Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW) 2022 concluded with “great success” on Oct 15, according to its organisers. This year’s theme focused on water reclamation and recycling and over 80 government authorities and enterprises around the world took part in the event. Notable participants included the Water Resources Agency, the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hui Min Environmental Tech, LCY Chemical, GSD Envi-Tech, Gung Dai, TankPAC Industries, Fluence and Veolia Water. These organisations presented water solutions which covered all parts of treatment, including wastewater treatment, seawater desalination, and smart water management.
As Taiwan’s only international tradeshow dedicated to the water industry, TIWW 2022 brought over 2,600 visitors across different industries, which included the water, semiconductor, electronics, chemical engineering, and architecture industries together to look for smart solutions. Visiting countries included the U.S., Netherlands, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, etc. The organisers claimed that this was evidence that cross-country and cross-industry collaboration with water industries will “stimulate development and business opportunities for sustainable water resources.”
TIWW 2022 featured many innovative products and technologies on display. Highlights included the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) from Fluence, Fog-Making Seawater Desalination System created by Ginger Water Processing Technology, the Ultrafiltration Membrane from Nanostone Water and the Smart Water Management Platform from UnaBiz. These products provided for various needs that were present in the water industry.
According to the organisers, TIWW 2022 was well-received by exhibitors and visitors, stating that the event “opened up tremendous opportunities” for them. Companies like Bright Vision Engineering, FineTek, King Membrane Energy and Grand Victtor said they managed to successfully secure buyers and partnerships with other companies from around the world and “looked forward to joining the next TIWW and exploring more business opportunities.” Similar feedback was heard from representatives of Brazilian company Adasa and Omani company Space Stars Trading, who said they were impressed by the range of technologies showcased during the event.
The exhibition also featured other activities, such as the TIWW Tech Talk, given by Fluence Water and Veolia Water. The two companies shared the latest trends and applications in water reclamation, with the talk being titled “Water reclamation and technology for developing new water resources “. Other activities included a water resource-cum-product launch seminar, given by the Turkish-Taiwanese artist Rifat and environmental educator Liu Xin-Wei. They discussed the water footprint of islanders and the water resources crisis encountered by Taiwan and Turkey. In addition, many one-on-one procurement meetings were held among participants from Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In response to climate change, Taiwan has been promoting reclaimed water, desalinated water and the use of brackish water in tidal rivers, to deal with the water crisis. It has unveiled plans to build eleven water exclamation plants by 2029 and 34 desalination plants in the near future.
According to the organisers, TIWW 2023 will return from Sept 20 – 22 in 2023. Potential visitors may visit the website for more details.