Key water challenges addressed at the first GF Water Technology Summit

Sep 16, 2014 10:00 AM

Water shortage is becoming an urgent and key sustainability topic. Demographic development, global availability imbalances and high leakage rates aggravate the issue.

GF, present in water sector since more than a hundred years, took the initiative to invite specialists of water treatment and conveyance to discuss challenges and future solutions.

The first GF Water Technology Summit took place on September 11-12, 2014 at Klostergut Paradies, Schlatt (CH), and focused on desalination, nanotechnologies and mobile water treatment with its participants of 50 experts from around a dozen countries, such as USA, Netherlands, Israel, France and Germany.

The summit provides an excellent platform for interdisciplinary exchange on water treatment and conveyance technologies. The summit has been a great success and will be held again next year in September.

GF comprises three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 32 countries, with 124 companies, 48 of them production facilities. Its approximately  14 000 employees generated sales of CHF 3.77 billion in 2013. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.

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