The Singapore and Danish Environment Ministries have signed a bilateral agreement on 3 June 2014 during Singapore International Water Week to deepen environmental and water relations between the two countries.

The agreement will set the stage for more public-private sector collaboration on environmental and water sustainability, such as the MOU between leading global pump manufacturer Grundfos and Singapore’s national water agency PUB, to co-develop water technologies and solutions to meet current and future water challenges.

Collaboration

Speaking on the importance of collaboration and the role of water technology in the evolution of smart nations at the signing ceremony for both MOUs held on 3 June 2014 was Mr Poul Due Jensen, Grundfos’ Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Asia Pacific.

“I see the collaboration between the governments of Singapore and Denmark as an important step forward in addressing one of the most serious challenges of our time – the need for water. Grundfos recognises Singapore as the world-leading water hub for water technology and we are very impressed by the country’s leadership and focus on this area."

“The MOU with PUB marks the next step in our activities in Singapore. It will accelerate and open the doors to more research that is focused on the current and future needs of Singapore. We share the drive to develop responsible and sustainable solutions to the world’s most demanding water challenges, and are committed to create a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas on areas such as water and energy efficiency, water and wastewater treatment and likewise water quality.

“With the two countries’ commitment, a framework for supporting is laid out, and it gives organisations and companies like PUB and Grundfos a platform to act upon; a platform to support a “Green Growth” perspective.