Singapore and Suez partner on smart water grid project

PUB and Suez to use ICT to help transform Singapore to become a living laboratory to develop and test smart sustainable solutions for the urban environment
PUB and Suez Environnement are using ICT to help transform Singapore into a living laboratory to develop and test smart solutions for water management

In Southeast Asia, the Singaporean Public Utilities Board (PUB) and SUEZ Environnement, a resources management company, have agreed to collaborate on a smart water grid project.

Under the agreement, Singapore PUB and SUEZ will leverage information and communication technologies and analytical software to develop a decision support tool for storm water management, automated meter reading and water consumption tracking.

The project will also focus on encouraging water-saving behaviour among customers.

Creating efficient water networks

Harry Seah, chief technology officer, at PUB, said: “SUEZ Environnement has valuable expertise in water management and smart water technologies, and is an important partner as we continue to work with the global water industry to co-create innovative solutions to our water challenges.

“This collaboration will also strengthen the Singapore-France water industry relations, add vibrancy to the local water R&D landscape, and boost Singapore’s status as a global hydro hub.”

The board and Suez will also work together on a pilot project creating an energy-efficient waste water treatment process with the integration of smart monitoring and advanced control strategies.

Projects undertaken will be backed by a grant managed by the Singapore Economic Development Board, which encourages water companies to tap into “Singapore as a living laboratory”, said Goh Chee Kiong, executive director of clean tech.

“This SUEZ environment-PUB partnership is aligned with Singapore’s ambition to be a laboratory where global companies work hand-in-hand with government agencies to develop and test smart and sustainable urban solutions, before scaling up the solutions in the region.”