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SINGAPORE'S national water agency, PUB, and French water and waste-treatment utility Suez Environnement will collaborate on research in smart-water and energy-efficient water technologies.
Three research projects, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will look into the areas of wastewater treatment, storm-water management and automated meter reading, contributing to water sustainability efforts.
Under the partnership, both parties will work together to use information and communication technologies and analytical software solution to develop a smart-water grid.
This includes the development of a decision support tool for storm-water management and automated meter reading to track water consumption and potentially induce proactive consumer behaviour towards water conservation.
They will also partner on a pilot project to develop an energy-efficient wastewater treatment process by integrating smart monitoring and advanced control strategies.
The projects will be supported by the Tech Pioneer grant administered by EDB.
The agreement was signed on Monday at a seminar on Singapore and France, "Sharing Ideas and Expertise for Smarter and Sustainable City Solutions", organised by the French embassy in Singapore.
Suez Environnement is a founding sponsor for the Singapore International Water Week, the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions.