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Singapore International Water Week 2021

March 2023
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Calling for Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2024!

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Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2024 are now open. Named after Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, this prestigious international award honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world’s water challenges by developing or applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity.

Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu announced the opening of nominations for the 2024 Prize in a speech delivered at a side event hosted by Singapore during the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York on Thursday 23 March 2023.

Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2024 will be open until 30 June 2023.

The 2024 Prize Laureate will receive S$300,000, a gold medallion and a certificate, at an award ceremony during the 10th Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), to be held from 18 to 22 June 2024 in Singapore. The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is sponsored by Temasek Foundation.


In the Spotlight

Overwhelming Response to SIWW Spotlight 2023

SIWW Spotlight 2023 is organised this year, from 4-6 June 2023, with a focus on bringing global leaders from utilities and industry together to share ideas and solutions around the key topics of net zero, climate resilience and digitalisation. Highlights include the inaugural Utilities CEO Roundtable, Young Water Leaders workshop, plenaries, networking functions, a summit dinner, technical visits and co-located events.

Response to SIWW Spotlight 2023 has been overwhelming, with the confirmed participation of senior leaders from more than 40 global water utilities and agencies, including more than 25 utility CEOs/C-suites in attendance. We are excited about the huge gathering of water leaders at Spotlight 2023, and the tremendous opportunities for exchange and learning that it offers.

Due to capacity constraints, we are no longer accepting expressions of interest to attend. Please contact us if you wish to be included in the waiting list.

For more updates on SIWW Spotlight 2023, visit www.siww.com.sg/spotlight-2023

View ‘Who’s Coming’ here >>

Save the Date for Singapore International Water Week 2024

Solutions & Technology

The next edition of Singapore International Water Week returns, from 18-22 June 2024, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

As one of the leading global water events, SIWW2024 invites leaders, experts and practitioners from government, utilities, international organisations, industry and academia to share best practices, co-create innovative urban water solutions and generate new business opportunities.

The Call for Papers for the SIWW2024 Water Convention opens next month in April 2023. Co-organised with the International Water Association, the Water Convention invites abstracts to be submitted under the following six themes:

  • Delivering Water from Source to Tap (Network)
  • Delivering Water from Source to Tap (Treatment)
  • Effective and Efficient Wastewater Management
  • Cities of the Future and Coastal/Flood Resilience
  • Water Quality and One Health
  • Nexus and Circularity

More details will be released in next month’s newsletter.

Industry News

National Statement by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference on 22 March 2023

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Water is essential to life, to growing of food, to public health, and to ending poverty. The world is coming together for the first major UN conference on water in five decades to recognise the importance of water in sustainable development and climate action. And to find solutions to the many significant challenges in water management that are common to us.

Extreme weather patterns, brought about by climate change, are exacerbating water stresses. We need to double down on our efforts to achieve a sustainable and secure water supply for all, to transcend the growing challenge of water scarcity amidst climate change.

Read more about Singapore’s Water Story and its voluntary commitments under the Water Action Agenda >>

Singapore World Water Day Celebrations: Make Every Drop Count!

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PUB launched its annual water conservation campaign to rally the nation to come together to celebrate water, appreciate water and advocate for water sustainability in March. This year’s campaign aims to reinforce the centrality of water conservation in Singapore’s long-term sustainability efforts and how simple water-saving actions done daily can help protect the environment and build a more sustainable future.

During the month-long celebration of Singapore World Water Day (SWWD), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong officiated the main SWWD celebration event at the Marina Barrage on 18 March. He joined over 2,000 representatives from schools, corporates and grassroots organisations in a mass “Walk for Water” before addressing those present.

In his speech, DPM Wong highlighted how Singapore has overcome its water challenges in the past due to the leadership, tenacity and innovation of its forefathers, and by working together as one people. Going forward, there is still more to do to meet future demand and tackle the challenges of climate change.

He shared that beyond our homes, businesses and other organisations have a big part to play too, as businesses make up more than half of Singapore’s water demand and this is likely to rise. From next year onwards, PUB will introduce mandatory water recycling for new projects in water-intensive industries, like the wafer fabrication, electronic, and biomedical sectors, to conserve water. DPM Wong called on everyone present to do their part for water conservation through simple actions daily.

Partners also set up booths to showcase their ground-up efforts in water conservation and appreciating our water resources at the event.

Read DPM Wong’s speech here >>

Related News

Singapore Launches $125 Million Coastal Research Programme

Solutions & Technology


SINGAPORE - A $125 million research programme dedicated to strengthening Singapore’s coastal protection and flood management capabilities will be launched, said Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Koh Poh Koon on Thursday.

National water agency PUB said that the programme can help to support its nationwide site-specific coastal protection studies and its coastal and inland flood model, which have been launched to better determine the impact of climate change on Singapore’s coastal areas.

The new programme will consist of four research areas that collectively aim to develop innovative, sustainable and smart solutions for Singapore’s urban and land-squeezed environment – a challenge which many other coastal cities also face, said PUB.



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