Asian water markets grew in 2015 over 15% per year and expected to grow fast and higher as any other region worldwide.
From flood management to water conservation, help secure the most fundamental resource in society.
Water scarcity affects every continent and is one of the largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade as the Earth’s population continues to shift towards urbanisation, according to World Economic Forum. 97% of the world’s water supply is salt water, while the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or underneath the ground. Water resource management, recycling and conservation solutions are vital sectors for human health and development.
The Asia Pacific water and wastewater services (WWWS) market, comprising water and wastewater treatment service offerings, such as design & engineering (D&E), operation and maintenance (O&M), and spare parts, for municipal operations and industries is growing steadily thanks to the region-wide economic development. This lead to significant water plays in employment. And this significance water plays in employment cannot be overlooked.
However, many companies and hiring managers are starting to notice a talent gap between the experienced senior Water contributors and the younger graduates. Mr. Edward Tierney, Vice President of Global Engineering from Gradiant Corporation has observed that the talent availability in APAC is far denser than in North America.