Message from the Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
Peter Joo Hee Ng
PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
Mark your calendars. The next Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) takes place from 5 to 9 July 2020.
The biennial SIWW is where both thought leaders and practitioners in water management, from governments, industry and academia the world over, gather every other year. Last year, a record-breaking 24,000 from 110 countries and regions attended SIWW 2018, which also witnessed an unprecedented US$16 billion in deal announcements.
As was in 2018, SIWW 2020 will be held alongside the World Cities Summit and the CleanEviro Summit Singapore. Together, this trio of conventions present a most compelling destination for anyone responsible for maintaining high-functioning cities or has a stake in creating sustainable urban growth and development.
The Water Convention is the technology pillar in the SIWW programme. The 2018 edition saw 1,200 come together to hear presentations, share best practices and be briefed on the latest technologies. For SIWW 2020, Water Convention will focus on strategy, innovation and ready solutions for potable water delivery, wastewater management, and water quality and health. I am certain that participants will again find insight and inspiration at the Water Convention SIWW 2020.
As we wait for SIWW 2020 to come around, we are planning for a smaller SIWW Spotlight 2019 event this off year, on 6 to 7 June in Singapore. We want Spotlight 2019 to help industry make better water decisions. As such, we have designed the agenda around the four areas—making water a priority in the boardroom; establishing the right strategic framework; adopting technologies to reduce, replace and reuse; and recognising the intrinsic value of water—that I believe would be top-of-mind for every industrial user in the world.
We fully intend to assemble an unmatched roster of expert speakers, presenters and panellists in the four areas. Participants in Spotlight 2019 can expect to hear world-leading practitioners and industries share first-hand accounts of their experiences in managing industrial water demand.
My colleagues and I are highly anticipative of a productive and instructive Water Convention at SIWW 2020. In the interim, I urge everyone to respond resoundingly to this call for papers, and keep those contributions and submissions coming in.
I look forward to seeing you in Singapore in July 2020!