Home > Home > Attend > SIWW2021 Spotlight

SIWW2021 SPOTLIGHT



21 June 2021


The now-virtual SIWW2021 Spotlight will take place on 21 June. Held over two plenary sessions, water leaders in governments, utilities, academia and industry will share their perspectives on fostering innovation and collaboration towards a more sustainable water future. A centrepiece to kick-off SIWW2021 Online, this session will also identify challenges and discover opportunities for stakeholders to leverage on to achieve water security and sustainability.

To attend, sign up as a SIWW2021 Online Delegate now! 


Programme Schedule

Click to view Programme Schedule

Session 1: 0930 – 1130

Opening Address by Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu

Ms Grace Fu
Ms Grace Fu
Singapore Minister for Sustainability and the Environment

Plenary 1: Fostering Innovation and Collaboration: Overcoming Challenges for Water Sustainability


Session will showcase approaches by different stakeholders such as governments, utilities, academia and industry towards innovation, and how embracing an innovative mindset and working collaboratively uncovers opportunities to achieve water sustainability.

Speakers:

Peter Ng Joo Hee
Peter Ng Joo Hee
Chief Executive, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
Steve Demetriou
Steve Demetriou
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs
Patrick Decker
Patrick Decker
President and Chief Executive Officer, Xylem
Alan Ryder
Alan Ryder
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RSK Group
HP Nanda
HP Nanda
Global Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions
Tan Cheng Guan
Tan Cheng Guan
Executive Vice President and Head, Group Centre of Excellence, Sembcorp Industries
Dr Bambang Susantono
Dr Bambang Susantono
Vice-President
(Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development),
Asian Development Bank
Jennifer Sara
Jennifer Sara
Global Director, Water Global Practice
World Bank Group

Moderator:

Sharad Somani
Sharad Somani
Asia Pacific Head of Infrastructure, KPMG



Session 2: 1500 – 1645
Plenary 2: Riding the Wave: Ensuring Security Against Climate Uncertainties

Session will examine how different stakeholders leverage innovation to implement solutions to safeguard urban water systems against shocks caused by climate uncertainties. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate solutions in building resilience to extreme weather events and enhancing resource efficiency.

Speakers:

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb
Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb
Mayor
City of Rotterdam
Chew Men Leong
Chew Men Leong
President/Head, Urban Solutions
ST Engineering
Steve Clark
Steve Clark
Chief Executive Officer, Suez Asia
Tan Boon Leng
Tan Boon Leng
Managing Director, Project Development and Corporate Office, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd
Carlos Cosín Fernández
Carlos Cosín Fernández
Chief Executive Officer, Almar Water Solutions and President, International Desalination Association
Hamanth Kasan
Hamanth Kasan
General Manager (Scientific Services), Rand Water, South Africa and Vice President, International Water Association
Richard Threlfall
Richard Threlfall
Partner, Global Head of KPMG IMPACT and Infrastructure, KPMG

Moderator:

Scott Dunn
Scott Dunn
Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Asia, AECOM



Session 3: 1700 – 1815
In Conversation with Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat

Jointly organised with World Cities Summit and Asia Infrastructure Forum, this session invites DPM to deliver a keynote address and participate in a moderated dialogue focused on how Singapore can respond to the pandemic, climate crisis and other disruptions to emerge more sustainable and resilient. Moderated by Ambassador Ong Keng Yong (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Executive Deputy Chairman).

Mr Heng Swee Keat
Mr Heng Swee Keat
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies

Moderator:

Ong Keng Yong
Ong Keng Yong
Executive Deputy Chairman, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies