Water & Wastewater Asia January/February 2022


A collective effort in driving smart sustainable solutions for industries
The digital age has great potential for sustainability. Not only does it support the economy while embracing a greener planet, it also increases resource efficiency and reduces waste, as Josephine Tan writes more.

Water quality monitoring using the SWAN
Water bodies such as lakes, reservoirs and rivers are an integral part of population centres. Communities depend on them for multiple purposes, including food, agriculture, and leisure activities; and more importantly, they can be the primary sources of drinking water. Any event that disrupts these water bodies, such as pollution or an algae bloom, can have a large impact on lives and the ecosystem as a whole. Therefore, there is a need to monitor the waters proactively on a regular basis, so that issues can be detected and addressed early.

Cleantech water treat solution enabling sustainability in Asia and its semiconductor industry
The water-intensive semiconductor industry has been experiencing a surge in demand for chips as nations and businesses accelerate their digitalisation strategies. This, in turn, will require increased water recycling and even greater quantities of ultra-pure water. Prakash Govindan, COO of Gradiant, elaborates on the growing importance for the water-intensive semiconductor industry to embrace sustainability in the supply chain.