Report on the results of
XII International Water Forum AQUA UKRAINE – 2014
November 4-7, 2014 at International Exhibition Centre
Traditionally, the Forum was held by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and combined exhibition and scientific - practical conferences, seminars, round tables and other events.
- Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Municipal Services of Ukraine
- Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine
- State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine
- Messe Berlin GmbH
- «International Exhibition Centre»
With the support of:
- Association «Ukrvodokanalekologia»
Opening ceremony of the Forum was attended by:
- Volodymyr Kistion - First Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Municipal Services of Ukraine
- Andriy Mohnyk - Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine
- Igor Shvayka - Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
- Sergiy Savchuk - Chairman of the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Saving
- Walter Tretton - Head of external assistance programs "Energy, transportation, environment" of the EU Delegation in Ukraine
- Anatoliy Tkachenko - General Director of the International Exhibition Centre
- other officials.
After the welcome words honored guests reviewed the latest technologies and equipment of water industry and complementary expositions that were held same time with Water Forum in the largest exhibition center of Ukraine. XII International Specialized Exhibition «CommunTech», XI International Agroindustrial Exhibition «AGROFORUM», VII International Specialized Exhibition «Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy», II Specialized Exhibition «Industrial Ecology», IV Specialized Exhibition «EuroBuildExpo» demonstrated advanced developments of housing and municipal services, agriculture, construction industry, efficient use of renewable energy and alternative fuels, environmental technologies and industries. Particular attention was given to energy-saving technologies for water sector and others. Since energy efficiency concerns the ecological situation of the country, its energy consumption and costs, international practice should be learned and introduced in Ukraine. Thus, 305 enterprises and organizations from 19 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic shared their best experience based on energy-saving solutions during specialized exhibitions. Total area of exhibitions was nearly 12,000 sq. m. and attended by 7059 representatives of various economic sectors, including managing and engineering staff of water utilities, construction organizations, river basin authorities, housing and municipal utilities, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical, power and metallurgical industries, engineering, design and research organizations, agriculture etc. (percentage of visitors is shown in diagrams).
Traditionally, the main event of business program became X International Congress «Institutional and technical aspects of housing and municipal services reforming – 2014» (organizer - Ministry of Regional Development). The current trends of modernization of water treatment technologies and laboratory control optimization at water sector utilities, tariff policy and energy efficiency became the main discussion topics held at «round tables» format.
The seminar «Practical ways to implement the EU Water Framework Directive» was held as part of the annual scientific - practical conference «Water and Environment» and attended by representatives of the State Agency of Water Resources, water management organizations of Ukraine, public organizations, scientists and experts of water field.
The need of control enterprises’ wastewater discharged to the municipal sewer system was discussed during a round table meeting «Environmental supervision on industrial wastewater - rules and regulations», organized by the Kyivvodokanal, PJSC.
Booth of water utility this time was devoted to the historical course of the company. The installations from Kyiv Museum of Sewage History and exposure meters from Kyivvodokanal archive appeared on company’ exposition. The pipes of different periods, chemical protection suit, insurance system, meters, etc. were also presented to the guests.
The main component of the specialized exhibition «AQUA UKRAINE - 2014» became pumps and pumping equipment. WILO UKRAINE, LLC - representative of leading German manufacturer of pumps for water supply, heating, wastewater and sewage this time introduced to the guests of exhibition the latest energy saving technology. Water Energy Company presented pumps of its own production and made by European manufacturers DAB (Italy), HOMA (Germany), Fantini Cosmi (Italy). Visitors of Nasosenergoprom’ booth could review well-known domestic and foreign manufacturers equipment. The largest supplier of pumping equipment Panda presented products for industrial and domestic purposes of Russian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, Italian and German production plants. For the first time famous German company - Hugo Vogelsang Mashinenbau GmbH participated the fair, its technological equipment was mounted on a mobile trailer and due to low power consumption it does not require much maintenance costs. Logrus presented a number of leading brands, including PCM (France), GRACO (USA), DESMI (Denmark) - a trademark of the oldest company with rich experience in pumping equipment supply to the world market. Energy Saving Technologies, LLC demonstrated a wide range of pumps and pumping stations for domestic and industrial use, medium and high capacity of the various steel grades.
The need of complete replacement of water and sewer systems to modern, responsible to international requirements, is acute issue for our country. As most engineering systems were put into operation at the beginning of last century. Participation of the largest domestic and foreign manufacturers at exhibition contributed to the market saturation in this area. High quality products of one of the largest European manufacturers of ceramic pipes and fittings for private, municipal and industrial sewerage systems – Steinzeug-Keramo, – were presented by the International Association of Termoenergetic Companies. Interekst LTD for 20 years engaged in supplying products for engineering networks to Ukrainian market, presented the Iranian producer of pipes for water and sewer networks «HAMOUN NYZEH Co» (HANYCO) at exhibition. Visitors were particularly interested in PE and PVC pipes, fittings, plastic manholes, valves and pipe fittings equipment demonstrated by Eurotrubplast - the managing company of Rubizhansky and Kalush Pipe Plants. Selest, PE showed the visitors the cast-iron pipes and fitting, as well as sewer manholes and inlets. At the booth of Nikopol Pipeline and Valve Plant cast iron products were also introduced. For the first time at exhibition Remvodplast Plus presented technological solutions for design, installation, operation works of engineering networks and communications.
Machines and tools for pipes processing were visually demonstrated at the booth of Imest-Plus. The permanent exhibitor of the fair Sibrezynotehnika offered its modern solutions for water and sewage systems. Laboratory and analytical equipment of general use was available at Ekoinstrument - Kyiv booth.
Plenty advanced developments have been represented at water treatment, purifying and wastewater segment. Permanent exhibitor Ecosoft, being a part of the five unique world companies, deeply competent in industrial, municipal and domestic water treatment, shared set of solutions in this area. In addition the undoubted leaders of the branch as HAFI Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Ekoton, Bortek, Ekopolimer, IC «Leader», Silcarbon Ukraine, Waluftech, PROEKO, BERSON UV - TECHNIEK, WALLACE & TIERNAN EVOQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES, Osmos - Komplekt, Aquantis, Albion Group, Neosintez, Unilos - Ukraine this time presented their new products of water and wastewater treatment systems.
Leading European companies TENCATE GEOSYNTHETICS EUROPE, VOMM IMPIANTI E PROCESSI Spa shared a foreign experience and efficient solutions for sewage sludge dewatering and waste, as well as Ekomash - national manufacturer of centrifuges used for sludge dewatering at various industries and utilities.
Brotep-Eco traditionally introduced energy - saving cooling towers and main adding technological elements. Irrigators and nozzles for cooling towers could be found on 2H Plast Ukraine booth.
Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation NAAN, being a leading research institution of water sector, traditionally presented scientific innovations for the rational use and management of water resources.
Participation at exhibition of companies associated with production, bottling and delivery of drinking water indicates rapid development of bottled water market.
Eventually, the product diversity presented at the trade fair this year provided an opportunity for professionals of water industry to get complete information about the current state of the market and its trends, discover the latest technologies and equipment, to establish contacts with partners, compare and evaluate market supplies.