Water and waste management continue to face increased pressures due to climate change. Governments and Policymakers are gearing to increase resilience and sustainability for water and waste management. Technology and innovation play vital role in addressing water scarcity and safety, water efficiency, utility operations, quality monitoring and waste management through deploying novel technologies, products, and processes. Recent trends indicate that the novel applications of GIS, IoT and data analytics provided solutions to water budgeting, non-revenue water remediation, smart irrigation systems and water quality control systems. In view of the development of efficient recovery technologies, abatement of pollution, and removal of pollutants and freshwater recourses, it is expected to integrate novel solutions to combat environmental degradation and climate resilience and adaptation.
The sessions cater the plenaries, panels, and presentations to delineate trends that contribute to the filling gaps in technical capacity, expertise, and resources. It is intended to showcase the crux of collaboration between stakeholders such as local governments and utility operators, as well as international organizations like the World Bank and innovation accelerators for harnessing innovation and business opportunities in water and waste management sector. Key areas of focus include the following sub-group: