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Singapore International Water Week 2010 is open for business. Tonight I was treated to the opening speeches from Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and the Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. The highlight was the unveiling of a new PUB publication.  Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy – Meeting our …

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It’s official

It’s official… Business is booming in Singapore – and not just because of the Great Singapore Sale going on right now. Today The Straits Times (www.straitstimes.com) reported that manufacturing grew at a record pace in May, which leads experts to predict record-high economic growth in the second quarter of 2010. That’s not something you read …

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How much water does a Google search take?

Did you know that every Google search takes 1/10th of a teaspoon of water? Black & Veatch’s Robert Osborne calculated that statistic and posted it on his private blog Watercrunch . I just used 1/10th of a teaspoon to Google “business etiquette in Singapore.” I found that it’s a courtesy to shake hands firmly with …

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Covering every square foot of Singapore – literally

On the flight to Chicago to attend the American Water Works Association annual conference ACE10, I read an article about Rhode Island’s population density in the Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine. I extrapolated their numbers and came up with a fun fact about Singapore. Everyone in the world would fit into Singapore and still have 1 …

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SIWW 2010 – by the numbers

Here’s my go before we start the Week… The 3rd annual Singapore International Water Week Over 450 participating companies, a ten percent increase! An estimated to be over 12,000 attendees More than 70 co-located events 8 country pavilions as well as 8 country and region-specific Business Forums A Water Leaders Summit focusing on 3 themes …

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SIWWDIARY 2010

Welcome back to SIWWDIARY 2010! The third annual Singapore International Water Week is just days away. We’re excited about the packed and diverse line-up of events this year. We’re equally looking forward to listening to more from you and also opening our blog up to a wider group of participants. Singapore International Water Week has …

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Keep on clickin’ on our blog and Twitter feed…

SIWW may be winding down, but our blog isn’t. Our siwwdiary blog will continue to be updated over the next couple of weeks as additional information becomes available about the conference sessions — and we have some more time to write. So please check back regularly and continue to let your colleagues know about the …

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CNA interviews Len Rodman

Rachel Kelly of Channel News Asia has just started an Ecoventure blog. This week she’s covering SIWW and tells us that 85% of our brain is made of water and some other interesting facts. Here’s a photo of Rachel interviewing Len Rodman following the media event today. The video clip that features Len Rodman will …

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A day of media supplements at SIWW

Several mainstream newspaper publications in Singapore today contained supplements within their editions that focussed on water industry events or milestones . The International Herald Tribune contained an SIWW supplement that included a number of articles about “Infrastructure and Technologies for Water.” Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business, was quoted in an …

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Is Singapore the Fastest City in the World?

According to Professor Richard Wiseman in his book “Quirkology” it is!  In collaboration with the British Council, Professor Wiseman and researchers from around the world measured worldwide walking speeds at various cities on 22nd August 2006. The research teams recorded the time it took 35 men and 35 women to walk along a 60 foot …

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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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