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Singapore International Water Week 2021

December 2021
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Chong Mien Ling

Message from

Ryan Yuen

Managing Director,
Singapore International Water Week

Dear friends,

As we come to the end of 2021 and look forward to the start of a brand-new year, I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued partnership and engagement.

2021 will be remembered as the year that the world had to adjust, adapt, and pivot on the go, due to the ever-changing pandemic and uncertain travel outlook.

SIWW was no different.

In June, we successfully organised our first ever fully virtual SIWW. Rescheduled from 2020, SIWW2021 Online presented 140 hours of online content and a virtual expo with 124 international exhibitors over ten days. This was augmented by two additional months of on-demand period for wider learning and business opportunities. The virtual event received more than 5,000 attendees and 16,000 views. We are grateful and heartened by the strong interest and support from the international water community. To access the summary reports of SIWW2021 Online, click here and here.

SIWW2022 returns next year from 17-21 April as an in-person event. With increasing global vaccination rates, and the opening of international travel lanes, we look forward to welcoming you to sunny Singapore. As one of the first international water shows to be held in-person in Asia since the onset of the pandemic, SIWW2022 provides the ideal setting for leaders, experts, and practitioners to resume face-to-face interactions, renew peer-to-peer learning and rebuild business partnerships. Held alongside our sister event, the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, we are expecting close to 15,000 attendees. For wider knowledge dissemination, all SIWW2022 content would be available for on-demand viewing.

Recently, all eyes were on Scotland last month as the world descended onto Glasgow for COP26. For the water sector, one thing is for sure – amidst the global movement in addressing climate change and securing global net zero, water sits at the very heart of climate mitigation and adaption solutions.

To play our part in advocating urgent climate action for a sustainable water future, SIWW2022 will be focusing on the emerging themes of climate resilience, net zero, resource circularity, sustainability, and digital water across all elements of the programme.

In SIWW2022, the Water Leaders Summit will bring global water leaders together to share strategies, policy insights, and solutions to tackle urban water challenges, alongside Water Convention, Thematic and Business Forums which will gather experts and practitioners to exchange technical knowledge through case studies and technological solutions. The Water Expo features a melting pot of products and services, with more than 300 exhibitors, 14 country/regional pavilions, and three new thematic Pavilions providing a one-stop marketplace for buyers looking for innovative urban water solutions. Another key highlight of SIWW2022 is the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020. Awarded at the event, the Prize recognises the achievements of a water expert for his/her outstanding contributions in tackling the world’s water problems. Please check our website for the latest news and updates.

From all of us at SIWW, seasons greetings and best wishes for the new year. See you in Singapore soon.


Are you a regional distributor or reseller? Our exhibitors are looking to meet you at SIWW2022!

With 14 participating Country and Regional Pavilions, over 300 international exhibitors are looking to meet regional distributors and resellers who are keen to represent their products in the Asia-Pacific region.

If you are a distributor/reseller based in the following countries, we invite you to join our SIWW2022 Water Expo Distributor Programme:

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Accredited distributors/resellers will receive cash rebates to offset their participation costs. Business meetings and engagements at the event will also be fully facilitated.

Join other local and regional distributors/resellers and register your interest now! Simply email your company name, business contact details, and company portfolio/website to Geoffrey_STEPHENS@pub.gov.sg. More details to follow in early 2022.


Carbon Zero

Singapore is at the forefront of nearly all countries that have formulated a long-term plan for managing climate change and is steadfastly implementing that plan.

The small island state of 6 million people was among the 40 nations invited by the US President Joe Biden to attend his leaders’ summit on tackling climate change last April.

Singapore is one of most densely populated countries in the world. It faces the twin challenges of ensuring sustainable water supply during droughts as well as effective drainage during intense rain seasons amid climate change.

Much of Singapore is also as flat as a pancake and stands no more than 5 metres above the mean sea level. This puts the country at risk from rising sea level due to climate change.

But thanks to its water system management, Singapore has been a success story as a resilient and adaptable city. Read more >>

The article, published in The Conversation, is co-authored by Asit K. Biswas, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow, and Peter Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency.


Carbon Zero

Jacobs has partnered with 2030 Breakthroughs (a UN High-Level Climate Champions initiative) on an exciting global video miniseries, Breakthroughs.

In Episode 1 on Water, hear from global water leaders on the sector’s impact on global emissions, 2030 Breakthroughs target, where we are now, and what future challenges we’ll face.

Let Jacobs take you on the journey the water sector needs to take to achieve net zero emissions.

View the full video and learn more >>

Carbon Zero

It has been quite the unprecedented with massive flooding in Europe during the recent summer. The aftermath saw mass evacuations, damage to critical infrastructure, interrupted services, and unfortunately deaths. It is undeniable that climate crisis has increased the probability of these events and made extreme weather conditions worse.

As we continue pertinent conversations and spur action on what can be done to better prepare and respond to catastrophic events like this, here’s a topical piece with Arcadis Global Solutions Lead for Resilience and Water Management, Piet Dircke. With over 35 years of experience in water management and major flood resilience projects, Piet gave deep insights on what caused the upheaval, effects of the looming climate crisis, lessons learnt, and why prevention is better than cure.

Read the full article >>


EXHIBITOR ADVISORY NOTE - Warning against dealings with questionable practices

As we gear up for SIWW2022, we would like to urge exhibitors to exercise caution when dealing with companies that have asked you to update or correct your data with fair directories and subsequently claimed fees.

We want to assure our visitors, delegates and exhibitors that we take data protection seriously. To avoid possible unwarranted and/or unnecessary financial commitments, please view this advisory note and other important points for you to take note of here.

In the event that you are being approached, please forward a copy of the communication to info@siww.com.sg.

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