The Taiwan International Water Show 2016 was held from October 20–22 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. The show brought together 127 exhibitors and attracted around 5,000 visitors from home and abroad.
Themed “Innovative Smart Water Technologies”, the product line-up for the show featured Taiwan Excellence 2016 Award Winners including a smart digital water meter and electronic control pump for household use, a 2016 iF Gold Award winning wall-mounted basin mixer, and emergency water purification equipment. The organizer indicated that smart water technologies lead to the enhancement of the global water industry and market demand will increase accordingly.
The six exhibit areas were Water Treatment, Transport & Storage, Water & Sanitary Ware, Water Purification Equipment & Drinking Water, Process Control Technology & Process Automation, and Public Sector & Related Services. Taiwan’s major companies showcased innovative smart products such as water purification equipment, drinking water systems, and water treatment equipment.
This year saw the premiere of the Taiwan Water Industry Pavilion which was initiated by the Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs. On particular display were Taiwan’s innovative smart water technologies. Participants included the Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering of National Taiwan University, Chung Yuan Christian University, Tainan Hydraulics Laboratory of National Cheng Kung University, I-Shou University, SRWRO, the Water Hazard Mitigation Center, and others. The Southern Taiwan Forum on Water Management, organized by the Kaohsiung City Government, was held October 21st. Local researchers and foreign experts spoke of water friendly methods, water development and applications, and flood prevention topics.