Singapore signs water MOU

In a bid to deepen collaboration on common water challenges, Singapore’s national water agency PUB has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with utilities in Saudi Arabia and Australia.

The MOUs aim to boost knowledge sharing and build capacity in water recycling and R&D, notably in regards to desalination, energy reduction, leak detection and automated metering.

They will also provide opportunities for staff exchanges, where employees can share their experience about the utility issues they face, and work to resolve common water challenges.

Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said that in an increasingly thirsty world, it is important for nations to unite and work together on universal challenges to ensure an adequate and reliable supply of water.