Ontario, Canada: Newsroom
February 17, 2011 11:00 AM
Promoting Ontario’s Clean Water Expertise To The World
McGuinty Government Signs Clean Water Technology Agreement With Singapore
Ontario has become the first North American jurisdiction to sign a clean water technologies agreement with Singapore, one of the world’s most advanced hubs for clean water technology and applications.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed today, Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, and Ontario will collaborate in research and development, and exchange knowledge and expertise that support each jurisdiction’s resources.
The agreement demonstrates a commitment by Singapore and Ontario to develop long-term solutions for clean water treatment, management and conservation locally and globally.
Ontario’s water strategy is part of the Open Ontario plan. The strategy is improving access to clean water, creating skilled jobs and boosting our economy today and for future generations.
- There are currently 22,000 people employed in the Ontario water sector.
- In 2008, Singapore’s prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize was first awarded to Ontario water technology company Zenon Environmental (now part of GE Power & Water)
- Ontario firms are recognized leaders in ultraviolet disinfection, compact sewage treatment, water information and systems software, and plant design and operation.
- The water technology sector is valued at more than $464 billion worldwide, doubling every five to six years.
- Ralph Benmergui
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