On 29 November 2007 Halma Water Management took part in a water industry product and service forum in Beijing, China. There were over 100 attendees, including industry specialists and representatives from water utilities, sewage and wastewater treatment companies, environmental interest organisations, municipal design institutes and university research departments. The event was co-hosted by HWM, Palintest and Berson UV, with additional input from Beijing Allied Power Ltd., HWM’s current local distribution partner in China.
The forum took the form of a seminar-based conference, focusing on technology and products for use in the water industry. Sectors addressed included water management, leak detection, water quality testing and water treatment. Experts from Beijing Water Group and Shanghai Jinshan Environmental Protection Bureau also presented on the introduction of HWM equipment to the water supply network, and the use of Palintest products for environmental emergency monitoring operations.
China is undergoing a period of rapid industrialisation and infrastructural revitalisation, and an emerging part of that includes a heavy focus on targeting environmental issues. This is exemplified by recent government initiatives to improve water management and conservation throughout the country to cater for the ever increasing demands made on the water supply network. As a leading water management company, HWM is well-positioned to provide its expertise and technology to aid these efforts, and is looking forward to further activity in the region.