Energy Efficiency for China’s Wastewater Sector - „German Water Partnership Roadshow“ discusses chances and solutions


Shanghai, 12 August 2011 – Increasing urbanization and industrialization have caused a rapid growth of China’s wastewater sector. At the same time, wastewater treatment is also an industry with very high energy needs. From September 21st to 28th 2011 experts and companies will come together for the “German Water Partnership Roadshow” to discuss the chances and solutions for improving energy efficiency in China’s wastewater sector.

The number of wastewater treatment plants in China has risen rapidly within the last few years. Approximately 3000 plants are currently active, but experts expect the number may rise up to 5200 until 2012, reaching a capacity of 1.6 billion cubic meters per day. Energy consumption accounts for 75 percent of operating costs of public wastewater plants in China, often causing problems for efficient operation and water treatment.

The “German Water Partnership Roadshow” will discuss chances for reducing energy consumption in wastewater collection as well as wastewater and sludge treatment in China. The event in cooperation with the China Urban Water Association (CUWA) is organized by econet china, the Service of the German Industry and Commerce Greater China for building, energy and environment. The tour includes the participation in the annual CUWA conference as well as seminars and presentations in Jinan, Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing.

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