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Malaysia: The Malaysia International Water Convention (MIWC) is all set to run from the 1st to 3rd of October 2019 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur. Held concurrently at the convention is the 7th edition of Water Loss Asia (WLA) 2019, a specialized Non-Revenue Water roving event.

MIWC 2019 is organized by Malaysian Water Association (MWA), who has been organizing Water Malaysia, a biennial international exhibition and conference that encompasses all across the entire water cycle, since 1991. The event is supported by The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), and the Ministry of Economic Affairs Malaysia.

Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Dr. Xavier Jayakumar said during his speech at the soft launch of the Malaysia International Water Convention 2019 (MIWC) that the country was expected to see its water resources reduced by 20% to 25% from 2025 to 2030. Despite that looming threat, Malaysia’s water industry was not equipped to effectively address a water shortage.

The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) and Water Supply Department have been commissioned to conduct a full audit on the current water systems in all States. Dr. Jayakumar stated “We need to sit down and reorganize plans on water resources for the next 25 years”. He wants to conduct a holistic revamp of the water industry, including upgrading water meters, reservoirs, tanks and underground pipelines.

This new direction and plans for an overhaul on Malaysia’s water industry, provides an excellent platform to build new partnerships with customers from Malaysia and reconnect with your existing customers from the region at MIWC & WLA Exhibition with more than 8,000 participants and trade visitors and 100 exhibiting companies are expected.

Meet water leaders and policy makers from government water authorities and water operators from the region attending The Malaysia-Netherlands Water Dialogue & SPAN Water CEO Meeting (by invitation only) held during this 3-day event.

Themed “Advancing Innovation, Embracing Transformation and Securing the future” with core focus on water 4.0, digital adoption, IOT, intelligent water management system; the event will offer a whole range of programmes that will help the water utilities to discover cutting edge technologies and learn how digital disruptions affect the value chain, and the best practices for transforming water utilities.

Gain valuable insights and learn country experiences during the 2-day Conference and 1-day Workshop featuring more than 70 distinguished water experts and industry leaders representing organizations across the water sector spectrum will be sharing their knowledge and experiences. The line-up includes path-breaking scientist and technologists, C-level executives from the biggest names in the industry, thinkers and visionaries.

Malaysia has made headways into water supply, wastewater treatment and river development infrastructure for the past ten years with the construction of Langat 2, Pantai 2 and River of Life, participants are invited to join the technical tours and gain in-depth practical insights to these sites.

The event promises an excellent return on investment with a range of progressive and stimulating programmes for everyone. Formats include Exhibition, Conference, Non-revenue water workshop, Digital Transformation workshop, Technical Tours, Water Industry Awards, Young Water Professionals programme, Gala dinner and complimentary Innovation Talk sessions for the discerning trade visitors.

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