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Singapore International Water Week 2021

May 2023
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SIWW Spotlight 2023:
Presenting the plenary case studies and speakers’ line-up

5 JUNE 2023, 10.15AM – 12.15PM

Case Study 1 – City-Wide Climate Adaptation Strategy

  • Michael Shum, Assistant Commissioner and Acting Chief Information Officer, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
  • Christian Nyerup Nielsen, Global Division Director, Ramboll

Case Study 2 – Advanced Treatment Processes for Climate Change Resilience

  • Paul Weir, Water Quality Excellence Manager, Scottish Water
  • Clement Pierart, Chief Executive Officer, PWNT

Due to increasing climate pressures bringing noticeable changes to Scottish Water’s upland drinking water sources, Scottish Water and PWNT have been jointly researching the application of Ion Exchange and Ceramic membrane on Scottish waters for the last 6 years. In December 2022, they brought into service the first fully modular off-site built ceramic membrane plant at Bonnycraig. This collaboration has allowed Scottish Water to build, in partnership with PWNT and RSE, a complete water treatment plant off-site and go from initial design all the way to water into supply in less than 2 years. The new plant will achieve more reliable high quality drinking water against a backdrop of changing raw water quality whilst having a lower carbon footprint during construction and operation. Its robust design will also allow it to cope with fluctuations in demand.

Case Study 3 – Energy-Positive Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Robert Bornhofen, Director of Innovation, DC Water
  • Beverly Stinson, Executive Vice President of Global Water Business, AECOM


  • Goh Si Hou, Chief Executive, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
  • Dennis Herrera, General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
  • Karlene Maywald, Water Ambassador, Department for Environment and Water, Government of South Australia
  • Wayne Middleton, Australasian Water Business Leader, Arup
  • George Butler, Principal Water & Sanitation Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group [Moderator]

5 JUNE 2023, 2.00PM – 4.00PM

Case Study 1 - Integrated Digital Delivery for PUB’s Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

  • Ong Lee Ching, Deputy Director, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
  • Colin Newbery, Technical Director, Jacobs

The design and construction of Tuas WRP has taken major steps forward in adopting an Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) approach. This solution automated information extraction, improving engineering quality, efficiency and collaboration in the design, construction and commissioning phases. By establishing a connected digital platform, it resulted in enhanced construction & project delivery and optimised the digital capabilities of the project. The plan is to deploy and integrate this with other real-time data into the operational phase, the longest duration and the essential purpose of the infrastructure. This includes providing a comprehensive advanced user interface, tools and dashboard with all asset data, KPIs, plant performance and design information and also a platform to allow operators to: optimise the treatment processes using expert and data driven control algorithms; planning and troubleshooting by simulating dynamic process, hydraulic and control performance; realistic operator training using near-real-time simulations on SCADA and responsive scenario testing.

Case Study 2 - Collaboration in Joint Digital Metering Program

  • Lara Olsen, Managing Director, South East Water
  • Pat McCafferty, Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water

Melbourne’s water utilities created a unique collaboration – in the form of a Joint Digital Metering Program (JDMP) – to progress the implementation of digital metering in the Melbourne metropolitan area. Over the course of the program, this will impact over 5 million customers that the water utilities jointly serve. Digital water meters help identify leaks, within the customer’s property and in the utilities’ water network, so they can be fixed quickly, saving water and money. These digital water meters also have the potential to provide customers with timely information on their water usage and bill so they can make informed choices about their water consumption. This presentation will cover the drivers of the collaboration, the approach taken, and the benefits derived.

Case Study 3 - Digital Transformation of Global Omnium/ Aguas de Valencia

  • Jaime Barba Sevillano, Chief Executive Officer, Idrica
  • Pedro Pina, Senior Director, Client Success Development, Xylem

Global Omnium is a Spanish utility founded in 1890 that manages the entire lifecycle of drinking water – including catchment, treatment, and distribution – to three million citizens in Spain. Managing up to 400 different services in a highly dispersed geographical area, the utility needed to integrate its systems, sensors, and communication protocols. The solution – GoAigua, a smart water platform. Developed by Global Omnium’s sister company, Idrica, the platform integrates data from multiple sources using advanced algorithms, to optimise utilities’ operations, reduce costs, improve quality, and maximise resource-use efficiency. Most recently, Xylem partnered with Idrica to offer an integrated software and analytics platform – Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua – that enables water and wastewater utilities to connect and manage their digital assets and streamline operations in a simple, secure, and holistic view.


  • Harry Seah, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
  • Lara Olsen, Managing Director, South East Water
  • Nigel Watson, Chief Information Officer, Northumbrian Water
  • Enrique Cabrera, Professor, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  • Deven Chhaya, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG Singapore
  • Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group [Moderator]

Click here for the full programme of the plenary sessions, including the bios of the speakers.

Other SIWW Spotlight 2023 Updates

SIWW Spotlight 2023 is fully subscribed – Alternatives Available

SIWW Spotlight 2023 is fully subscribed and no longer accepting new registrations.

Here are some alternative options:

SIWW Spotlight 2023 Networking Dinner on 5 June 2023
Limited tickets are available to the SIWW Spotlight 2023 Networking Dinner, priced at SGD$250 (before taxes). Registration for dinner closes on 19 May 2023.

Secure your ticket here.

Click here to find out the confirmed list of utility and industry leaders attending Spotlight 2023.

Access video recordings of SIWW Spotlight 2023 via SIWW+
SIWW Spotlight 2023 session recordings and post-event reports will be made available on SIWW+, our digital technology and innovation resource hub. Sign up for your free SIWW+ account now at: www.siww.com.sg/siwwplus

Singapore International Water Week 2024 News

Secure your exhibition space at the SIWW2024 Water Expo now!

Solutions & Technology

The Singapore International Water Week 2024 Water Expo will be held over three days from 19 to 21 June 2024 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.

Organised by MMI Asia, a subsidiary of Messe Munchen Group, in partnership with SIWW, the SIWW2024 Water Expo will be the pre-eminent global marketplace for the latest state-of-the-art water technologies, innovation, products, and solutions for municipal and industrial water users. We expect to host some 500 exhibitors, more than 12 funded national pavilions, and over 1,000 brands and services across 21,000sqm of exhibition space.

The SIWW2024 Water Expo will feature new growth areas in climate resilience, coastal protection and flood resilience, decarbonization and digitalization. We invite solution providers, technology companies, start-ups and business leaders in these fields to showcase their products, services and innovation in these dedicated thematic zones.

Secure your participation at SIWW2024 Water Expo now! For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.siww.com.sg/water-expo or contact:

Wang Yan
Exhibition Director, MMI Asia
(MMI Asia is Messe München’s subsidiary in Singapore)

SIWW2024 Water Convention


Do you have an innovative solution or best practice that would make a positive impact towards a water secure future for cities and urban communities globally? If so, we invite you to submit your abstracts on the following six themes.


Seize this unique opportunity to share your findings with global water leaders, experts and practitioners today!

Click here for more details on:

  • Abstract template and submission procedures
  • Full list of SIWW2024 Water Convention Programme Committee members

Submission deadline is 1 August 2023.


SIWW is seeking abstract reviewers for the SIWW2024 Water Convention.

As a reviewer, you will review submitted abstracts and play a part in shaping a high-quality programme at next year’s SIWW. And while doing so, leverage the opportunity for professional insights and personal growth. Entitlements for reviewers include 20% discount off SIWW2024 Water Convention standard registration fee (for all reviewers) and Certificate of Appreciation (upon request).

The Call for Reviewers will open on 17 May 2023.


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