New Singapore center will develop desalination/reuse solutions

GE and the National University of Singapore (NUS) are investing US$ 100 million in the Singapore Water Technology Center, which will seek new solutions for low-energy seawater desalination, water reclamation and more efficient water reuse.

The center, which was opened on 23 June 2009, will help expedite fundamental research and industry innovation in water treatment, while also strengthening collaboration with government and industry in Singapore and abroad.

The focus of the center will be on solving some of the most pertinent water challenges, including alleviating the increasing water stress found in many parts of the world, such as China, India and the Middle East.