Water recycling inevitable, says Water Resources head


SINGAPORE–Taiwan will ultimately have to start recycling water in order to deal with the problem of water shortage, according to Water Resources Agency Director-General Yang Wei-fu. Yang said Taiwan has relatively advanced technology in the field of water recycling and his agency plans to work with local governments to develop the industry.

Taiwan can reduce the risk of water shortage by introducing the use of recycled water in some public facilities, he said Thursday in Singapore after attending the World Cities Summit, International Water Week and Clean Enviro Summit.

Yang said his agency will provide technical and consultancy services but will allow local governments to take the lead in seeking investments in the water recycling business.

However, the agency and local governments should come up with incentives to encourage such investments, he added.