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Singapore International Water Week 2021

Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2021 to take place as a fully virtual event

Ensuring everyone’s health and safety is paramount in this current pandemic.

Given the recent COVID-19 situation and uncertain travel outlook, the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2021 that is slated for 21 June to 2 July, will now take place as a fully virtual event.

Earlier announced as a hybrid Summit for water leaders and experts, the now-virtual SIWW2021 Spotlight will take place on 21 June. This centrepiece will also kick-off SIWW2021 Online, a two-week long virtual showcase that runs till 2 July. [Read More]

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siww2021 Spotlight (21 June)

As the kick-off event for SIWW2021 Online, registered delegates can look forward to the sharing of perspectives and experiences by global water leaders. They will lead discussions on fostering innovation and collaboration towards a more sustainable water future.

Held over two high-level plenary sessions, SIWW2021 Spotlight will identify challenges and discover opportunities for stakeholders to leverage on to achieve water security and sustainability.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
  • Grace Fu, Singapore Minister for Sustainability and the Environment
  • Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam
  • Chew Men Leong, President, Singapore Water Association and President, Urban Solutions, ST Engineering
  • Carlos Cosin, President, International Desalination Association
  • Patrick Decker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Xylem
  • Steve Demetriou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs
  • Ana Giros, Senior Executive Vice President, Suez
  • Hamanth Kasan, General Manager (Scientific Services), Rand Water, South Africa and Vice President, International Water Association
  • Cindy Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Keppel Infrastructure
  • HP Nanda, Global Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions
  • Peter Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
  • Alan Ryder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RSK Group
  • Jennifer Sara, Global Director for Water Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Bambang Susantono, Vice President (Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development), Asian Development Bank
  • Tan Cheng Guan, Executive Vice President and Head of Group Centre Excellence, Sembcorp Industries
  • Richard Threlfall, Global Head of Infrastructure, KPMG (UK)

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A two-week virtual event for global leaders, experts and practitioners to connect, share and learn from one another. Headlining SIWW2021 Online is the flagship SIWW Water Convention and Water Expo, as well as over 40 online sessions ranging from thematic webinars, case studies and keynotes on best practices and solutions spanning the urban water cycle.


For the first time ever, Singapore International Water Week is pleased to bring six of our past Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureates together for a special Roundtable!

Join us for this not-to-be-missed session where our Laureates will be sharing their insights on global trends and advances in science and innovation, and discuss changes in approaches in technology development and implementation that would be necessary to tackle emerging urban water challenges and meet the UN 2030 SDGs. [Read More]

Confirmed Laureates:

  • Dr Andrew Benedek (2008 Laureate)
  • Dr James Barnard (2011 Laureate)
  • Professor Mark van Loosdrecht (2012 Laureate)
  • Orange County Water District (2014 Laureate)
  • Professor John Anthony Cherry (2016 Laureate)
  • Professor Rita R. Cowell (2018 Laureate)


I2P sessions present end-user case studies by industry and utilities on their journey in adopting innovative solutions to solve real water challenges.

I2P.4 Planning Blue and Green Cities

24 June 2021 (Thursday), 4.00pm-5.00pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.5 Breaking Boundaries in Digital Delivery

24 June 2021 (Thursday), 5.30pm-6.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.6 Imagine H2O Asia Startups in Action: Case Studies from Singapore, Vietnam & Cambodia

25 June 2021 (Friday), 1.00pm-2.00pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.7 Sembcorp Innovation to Market Programme – SWING

25 June 2021 (Friday), 4.00pm-5.30pm SGT (GMT +8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.8 Increased Efficiency using Digital Water Solutions for Water Utilities*

25 June 2021 (Friday), 8.00pm-9.00pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:

NWP Kingdom of the Netherlands

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I2P.9 The Phnom Penh Water Story

28 June 2021 (Monday), 4.00pm-5.00pm SGT (GMT+8)

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I2P.10 Achieving Carbon Net Zero Utilities

28 June 2021 (Monday), 5.30pm-6.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.11 Nanostone Water Innovative Ceramic Membrane technology in Water Treatment Applications

June 28 2021 (Monday), 9.00pm-10.00 pm SGT(GMT+8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.13 Advancing Water Sustainability with Innovations – Learnings from Municipal

29 June 2021 (Tuesday), 4.00pm-5.00pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.14 Sustainable Coastal Resilience – International Perspectives on Delivering Vibrant Coastal Areas in the face of Climate Change

29 June 2021 (Tuesday), 5.45pm-6.45pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:


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I2P.17 Adaptation in South East Asian Cities: Solutions for Heat Stress, Flooding & Planning an Integrated Vision for the Future*

30 June 2021 (Wednesday), 9.00pm-10.00pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:

Kingdom of the Netherlands / NWP

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I2P.19 ReCirc - Towards Integrated Zero Waste Solutions for a Circular Economy*

1 July 2021 (Thursday), 4.00pm-5.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

Co-organised with:

JWR / WAGENIGEN / .... Kingdom of the Netherlands ReCirc

[Read more]

*denotes free-to-air content

For full list of I2P sessions, click here


Thematic webinars will present case studies, solutions and panel discussions on topics of emerging interest such as resource recovery, climate resilience and digital transformation of utilities.

TW.1 Water Resilient Cities – Lessons from Recent Extreme Events

22 June 2021 (Tuesday), 4.00pm-5.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.2 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureates Roundtable: Game-changing Technologies for a Sustainable Water Future

22 June 2021 (Tuesday), 9.00pm-10.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.6 Utilities of the Future – Is Smarter Water Better Water? (Session 1)

23 June 2021 (Wednesday), 8.00pm-9.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.8 Utilities of the Future – Is Smarter Water Better Water? (Session 2)

24 June 2021 (Thursday), 8.00pm-9.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.10 Dealing with the Deep Uncertainty of Sea Level Rise

28 June 2021 (Monday), 7.00pm – 8.30pm SGT (GMT +8)

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TW.11 Resource Recovery – From Policy to Practice (Session 1)

28 June 2021 (Monday), 9.00pm-10.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.12 Climate Change, Water Quality and Health

29 June 2021 (Tuesday), 7.00pm-8.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.13 Resource Recovery – From Policy to Practice (Session 2)

29 June 2021 (Tuesday), 9.00pm-10.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.15 Water Industry Transformation to Achieve SDG2030 – Overcoming Bottlenecks

30 June 2021 (Wednesday), 4.00pm-5.30pm SGT (GMT+8)

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TW.16 Reinventing Membranes – Present to Future

30 June 2021 (Wednesday), 8.00pm-9.45pm SGT (GMT+8)

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For full list of thematic webinars, click here


Over 150 oral papers and 200 posters will be presented across 48 virtual sessions at the virtual Water Convention, under the following five main themes:

  1. Delivering Water from Source to Tap (Network)
  2. Delivering Water from Source to Tap (Treatment)
  3. Effective and Efficient Wastewater Management
  4. Cities of the Future
  5. Water Quality and Health

With a focus on applied solutions and case studies, papers presented in the Water Convention will cover topics that range from the present-day issues (such as best practices in asset management, water treatment and waste water management) to emerging future trends (such as the emerging use and incorporation of smart technologies and data analytics for operations and planning).

Oral sessions would be held at 4PM and 7PM Singapore time, with poster sessions at 6PM to allow for live participation from international audiences.

For more information on the papers presented at the virtual Water Convention, click here.


Showcasing more than 100 industry players, including 6 participating Pavilions from Singapore, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Imagine H2O and Ripple2Wave, with products and services covering the entire water cycle including reuse, storm water management, robotics and automation, sludge management, industrial water solutions, disinfection technologies, nature-based solutions, urban sustainability and more!

Catch the line-up of 30 product and technology showcases where participating companies will present their latest solutions and innovations.

Click here for full exhibitor list.
Click here for list of product/ technology showcases.






[Training] SIWW will be co-organising a two half-day training course with the Singapore Water Association on Smart Water Management using IOT and AI/Machine Learning during SIWW2021 Online.

This course provides insights into emerging IOT technologies and how it can be applied to enhance operational efficiency, safety and resilience in the water sector.

Targeted at water utilities who are interested to embark on their own digital transformation journey, course attendees will benefit from actual use cases that will be presented by trainers from SpaceAge Labs.

Course registration is open! Course fee: SGD 350 (for non-SWA member) applies. Sign up and learn more about the course here.



Register today for the SWAN 11th Annual Conference (May 24-28, 2021) featuring 50 global utility speakers focused on “Redefining Smart Water". Visit www.swan-2021.com/ and stay tuned for the SWAN Session at the Singapore International Water Week 2021 on 1st July.

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