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Eric Melin, Executive VP and Asia Pacific President Interviewed on BFM 89.9 Business Radio in Malaysia

This interview aired on Malaysia's business radio station, BFM 89.9 on Thursday, September 8th at 8.00AM.

Water, Water Everywhere and All of it Precious

Eric G. Melin, Executive Vice President and Asia Pacific President, Nalco Company, discusses:

  • The challenge for Asian businesses of using less water for industrialisation
  • The threats to consistent and reliable water supply for the average industrial user: population growth, industrialisation, agriculture and possibly climate change
  • Asia's levels of concern in regards to cleaning and recycling water
  • What sophisticated techniques are being deployed
  • How much capital is deployed to ensure effective water management
  • The role of water in energy generation, and specifically in attempting to extract oil and gas shale
  • In oil shale extraction, the potential damage to the environment and water contamination
  • Potential damage to the environment from fracking
  • Whether shale fracking can be done in an environmental and economical way
  • What he makes of France's ban on fracking
  • The business opportunities for companies like Nalco and competition from heavyweights like GE, Coke and IBM.

If you do not see the podcast link above, click here to view the page on the BFM website.