Myanmar Water 2015 (17-19 September 2015)

Myanmar Water 2015 (17-19 September 2015)

Myanmar Water 2015 is the third international and wastewater event to be held at Yangon, Myanmar. It will gather thousands of water industry professionals to exchange knowledge and expertise in trying to tackle the emerging water challenges faced by Myanmar. A great deal of business opportunities will be offered to visitors to promote positive developments in this sector and to also make a difference by ramping up development of the country’s water systems. Myanmar Water 2015 is an ideal springboard for all industry players in the region and foreign investors who are keen to carve out a niche in this newly emerging market. The focus of the event will be on water supply, sanitation, water resources, energy efficiency and purification. For Details – Click here...
Vietnam – Water quality suffers in Ho Chih Minh (HCM) City (31 March, 2015)

Vietnam – Water quality suffers in Ho Chih Minh (HCM) City (31 March, 2015)

The quality of water supply resources for HCM City has declined due to water pollution in the Dong Nai River, experts have warned. “Most of the water supply resources for the city come from the Dong Nai River, but the water quality has declined due to economic development and urbanisation along the river,” according to Dr. Nguyen Van Nga of the municipal Natural Resource and Environment Department. In 2015, the city needs 2.7 million cubic metres for daily usage and business production every day. The figure is expected to rise to 3.55 million cubic metres by 2025. HCM City is the biggest city in Viet Nam, with a natural area of nearly 2,100 square km and a population of around 10 million. The city’s pace of urbanisation has been the fastest nationwide in recent years. From 1999 to 2009, the population increased annually by 3.5 per cent, and doubled between 1989 and 1999, 3.7 times higher than the 1979-1989 period. The increase in population and economic growth has led to serious pollution in waterways. Thus, water from the Dong Nai River and from Sai Gon – Dong Nai River, and within the city, has seen a severe decrease in quality. For Details – Click here...
Philippines – Lack of clean water kills 55 people in Philippines daily (22 March 2015)

Philippines – Lack of clean water kills 55 people in Philippines daily (22 March 2015)

Fifty-five people in the Philippines die daily from water-borne diseases, caused by a lack of clean water, while more than 20 million Filipinos cannot access sanitation and sewage facilities. According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, only 10 per cent of the population is connected to sewage systems. The Pasig River, which runs through the capital city, Manila, was declared biologically dead in the ’90s. Waste dumped from shanty-towns on the banks clogs up the river. During the rainy season, residents face constant flooding and potentially deadly diseases. To ensure their health, the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission has taken on the daunting task of clearing the river up. More than ever, Manila is facing a tide of demand for clean water and proper sewage control, as many of its residents want the same water access as their neighbours. For Details – Click here...