ASIAWATER 2020 is going Virtual for its 11th edition on 30th November – 2nd December 2020. For the first time ever, ASIAWATER will bring together the most extensive line-up of leading industry players and brand names virtually in one event. This sought-after exhibition provides a sea of trade opportunities for players from every sector in the water industry to elevate their business further and strengthen networking among each other. Showcasing essential features such as the latest technology from around the globe with attendance of crucial buyers and sellers from all segments of the water and wastewater industry, ASIAWATER 2020 Virtual Event is the ultimate place to visit and source for products and solutions.
Come and join the ranks of leading water and wastewater industry players at the leading water event for developing Asia. Register now!
With the recent global pandemic, businesses around the globe has been badly affected due to travel restrictions and fear of infections, which directly inhibits business dealings and face-to-face interactions.
Therefore ASIAWATER 2020 is going Virtual this year as we understand the needs for businesses to stay connected and continue to strive during these trying times. Through our Virtual Event we are confident that businesses can continue as usual, leveraging the connection made via our virtual platform.
Global pandemic and travel restrictions will no longer hinder businesses. With our Virtual Platform, exhibitors can now participate at ASIAWATER 2020 and connect with visitors from the comfort of your office or home.
For visitors who can't travel, they can fully utilise our online (virtual) platform to browse through products and exhibitors, giving online visitors the ability to connect with our virtual exhibitors.
ASIAWATER 2020 is organised by Informa Markets, which is part of Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B events organiser in the world. Informa Markets | UBM Malaysia creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year.
With positive economic growth in the region, rapid industrial and population growth is inevitable. Demand for water will increase exponentially especially in industrial and agricultural use, as these are one of the main driving economic forces in Southeast Asia. Besides industrial and agriculture, rapid population growth will add more stress to the region’s water resources. Thus, proper water resources management system is required in order to have a sustainable water future in the region.
By the year 2050, it is projected that around 70% of the population in Asia will reside in city areas. Presently there are about 269 million Asians that do not have access to clean water supply and this is due to the exponential increase in Asia’s urban population and the inadequate infrastructure in most Asian countries.
According to the 2030 Water Resources Group, the gap between global water supply and demand is projected to reach 40% by 2030, and in many places, demand is already exceeding sustainable supply. Access to clean water, disposal of sewage and wastewater, water conservation, reuse, and sanitation are critical for a growing city’s competing demands – from the public and industrial.
The agriculture industry accounts for roughly 70% of total freshwater withdrawals globally and for over 90% in the majority of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which includes countries in Asia. Without improved efficiency measures, agriculture water consumption is expected to increase by about 20% globally by 2050.
Projected increase in water demand, primarily from manufacturing, electricity and domestic use will generate further stress on water resources and possibly impact water allocation for irrigation. Water demand for energy, and electricity generation, in particular, will grow significantly as energy demand is expected to grow by more than one third in the period of 2010 – 2035.
Besides water usage and demand, the rate of untreated wastewater in Asia is alarmingly high. According to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), 80 – 90% of wastewater from industrial usage and agriculture industry is being discharged into rivers and the sea with no proper treatment. In the Philippines, for example, only 10% of wastewater is treated while in Indonesia the figure is 14%, followed by Vietnam 4% and India 9%. As a consequence of this, untreated wastewater contaminated the overall water ecosystem. By 2030, The United Nations are aiming to reduce the percentage of untreated water by half.
ASIAWATER 2020 offers a variety of marketing and promotional opportunities. Contact us to find out more!