Singapore Water Association
The Singapore Water Association (SWA) is a dynamic collaboration among private sector players intent on bringing a new vibrancy to Singapore’s growing water industry. The association aspires to play a role in efforts to profile and promote Singapore as a one-stop centre for all water-related services and as a water technology hub.
SWA was formed in February 2004 and officially launched on December 10, 2004 by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment & Water Resources. The association presently has a membership of 254 (with 172 Ordinary members; 60 Associate members; 7 Institutional members; and 15 Individual members). Members comprise companies and individuals, ranging from system integrators, consultancy & engineering services, testing & analytical services, supply of equipment, water treatment chemicals and membrane manufacturers to legal firms and academic institutions which are active in the water industry, registered in Singapore or having a strong presence in Singapore.
SWA provides a forum for collaboration and the inter-change of ideas and knowledge among member companies. It will be an arena for networking among members and dissemination of strategic information on emerging business opportunities and new technologies. SWA also serves as an important network link for members to the international water network; contributes to strengthen the presence of Singapore companies in the global market; and acts as a private sector forum for the industry.
The association has also signed Memorandum of Understanding with Australia Water Association (AWA), Centre of Innovation – Environmental and Water Technology (COI-EWT) of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, China Water Association (CWA), Liaoning Water Association, Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Southeast Asian Water Utilities Network (SEAWUN) and Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) to establish a collaborative framework and affiliate status with them. The association hopes that such alliances would act as a springboard for local industry players to have good access to the overseas markets and provide opportunities for strategic partnerships amongst the companies.
To be the regional hub for all water services and technologies.
To develop a vibrant and dynamic Singapore Water Industry.
To provide a forum for collaboration and the interchange of ideas and knowledge among members
To encourage and foster public, government and industry understanding of water and its contribution to economic development, quality of life and the environment
To strive to meet the evolving needs and demands of an expanding and sophisticated water industry in Singapore
To aim to increase the knowledge and skills of people working in the water industry
To serve as an important Singapore link to the international water network