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Singapore wins another award at Stockholm

This time it was three eighteen year olds. Congratulation to Luigi Marshall Cham, Jun Yong Nicholas Lim and Tian Ting Carrie-Anne Ng who picked up the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize at an award ceremony at the World Water Week in Stockholm. Hope this serves as an inspiration to all readers here. Also on the …

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“Life without water is not an option”

The excitment of SIWW has simmered down somewhat, but “aftereffects”, or results, of the global event still permeate the water industry. We know this by reading about it, or watching it, in the news. An interview Ralph Eberts, Executive Vice-President, Black & Veatch’s global water business, did with Rachel Kelly from regional broadcast station Channel NewsAsia …

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Going, going, going…

It is the second last day of the SIWW and we are determined to make the most of it. While the fever of the first two days have subsided a little, there are still plenty to look forward to. One key highlight for Black & Veatch professionals, as well as some university post-graduate students, this …

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Making the News

Several recent articles in the Singapore press called attention to the importance of water in Singapore daily life. Reinforcing the priority of water issues in the minds of Singaporeans, a prominent front-page article in The Straits Times yesterday recapped the key points Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made when he opened the three summits on water, …

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Neverending (Singapore Water) Story

I just watched SIWW MD, Michael Toh’s interview about Singapore’s increased and consistent investment in next generation water technology as well as a quick preview on SIWW 2012. Michael talks about how Singapore embraces and welcomes new ideas and its ambition to “mimic nature” in how it treats and manages water. Our friend, Tom Freyberg, editor of Water and Wastewater International rather …

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Working towards a self-sufficient Singapore

By Tan Li Lian, Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media, Singapore Polytechnic It seems like the long haul of finding external sources for water will soon cease to a problem as Singapore takes measures towards self-sufficiency. Punggol Reservoir and Serangoon Reservoir are the newest additions to the Singapore’s list of 16 reservoirs. …

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Innovation in Water R&D book launched at Water Expo

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency launches a bi-annual publication of R&D projects in Innovation in Water | Singapore at the Singapore International Water Week. Not that I’m enamoured by everything on print and will devour even this corporate material. But even though nothing seemed to make sense to me from all the jargons and chemical …

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Speedy uptake for cool SMS alert system from PUB

In less than a week, about 400 Singaporeans have subscribed to a new service that PUB is offering, according to The Straits Times this morning. It’s a flood alert system to track water levels and is designed to send that information in an SMS directly to subscribers. They’re already posting the information on Twitter and …

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Water Pressures Workshop Makes the News

Initial results of yesterday’s Water Leaders Summit “Pressure Cooker” – a roundtable discussion of Public, Innovation and Policy Pressures with about 110 industry leaders – were announced today with a news release summarizing the top ten findings, and we’ve already had a media pickup of the findings. A 500-word overview of the findings will be …

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A terrific launch worth remembering

I was at the release of the World Health Organisation’s Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality 4th Edition on the 4th of July, where distinguished representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO) made the book’s launch grandly worthwhile. To commence, we had Mr Robert Bos provide a simple, yet well thought out introduction, which set the tone …

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On Singapore.Waterdialogue.com, previously SIWWDiary.com, we're bringing together many voices and experiences to help expand the dialogue on water leading up to, and during, Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). This blog is presented by Black & Veatch, but opinions posted are the authors' only.

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