29/10: SWA Virtual Introduction : PUB Choa Chu Kang Water Works
The Singapore Water Association (SWA) and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency organised a Virtual Introduction on Choa Chu Kang Waterworks (Thursday, 29th Oct 2020, 10am) to give an overview of CCKWW upgrading project and the use of ceramic membranes.
Built in two phases in 1975 and 1981, Choa Chu Kang Waterworks is one of Singapore’s oldest water treatment plants. In the recent upgrade completed in 2019, ceramic membrane filtration is deployed and is currently the largest ceramic membrane water treatment plant in the world.
The upgraded Choa Chu Kang Waterworks was named Water Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2020.
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22/10: SWA Virtual Introduction : PUB Water Reclamation Process and Technology Outlook
Singapore Water Association (SWA) and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, co-organised a Virtual Introduction on PUB Water Reclamation Process and Technology Outlook on Thursday, 22nd Oct 2020, 10.00am and well attended by 138 participants. An overview of the used water reclamation process technologies implemented and under development in PUB was presented, with a dive into Ulu Pandan Integrated Validation and Demonstration Plant (IVP).
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13/10: SWA Webinar : Indian Water Market
Singapore Water Association (SWA) and Everything About Water (EA Water) co-organized the Webinar on 13th October 2020 and EA Water gave an overview of the opportunities, market trend and structure of the Indian water & wastewater cluster. This webinar was supported by Enterprise Singapore for Singapore companies to gain more insights of the Indian Water Market.
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06/10: SWA Technical Briefing : PUB BIM e-Checker Initiative
PUB has launched BIM self-checking system for Building Plan Consultation and Singapore Water Association is pleased to assist in arranging a Technical Briefing on this e-Checker initiative on 6th October, Tuesday. 42 participants attended the complimentary session and gained much knowledge from the platform overview and live demonstration.
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22/09: SWA Webinar : Unlocking the potential of Wastewater
Singapore Water Association co-organized the complimentary Webinar with Embassy of Denmark in Singapore on 22nd September 2020, was well attended by 104 participants. The objective is to establish and foster potential collaborations between the Singapore and Danish companies, focused in the area of wastewater businesses. This webinar has also been included as one of the activities in the official working program under the new environmental collaboration agreement between Denmark and Singapore by the Embassy, supported by the State of Green, The Danish Export Association and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency.
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18/09: SWA Virtual Visit to Experimental Power Grid Centre
Singapore Water Association organised an inaugural virtual visit to the Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC) on 18 September, Thursday, 10am where Smart Grid & Power Electronics Consortium Singapore (SPECS) assisted to facilitate the virtual visit to EPGC. EPGC’s megawatt-scale (MW) grid facility is one of the largest facilities in this region. They have a comprehensive range of generation sources, energy storage systems, and loads, which allows equipment manufacturers and system integrator to test out their technology or configuration at actual power before deployment.
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28/08: SWA Webinar – Fostering WATER Technology Partnerships
The webinar co-organised with EWTCOI was well attended and received good response from the attendees. Dr Jason Tang, EWTCOI Director, gave an insightful sharing on the multiple supports from EWTCOI while Mr C T Pung, Founder of Firmbase, illustrated the technology development of super hydrophilic water filtration membrane with EWTCOI.
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20/08: SWA Webinar – Biofilms in the Urban Water Cycle
This webinar was co-organised with Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering and the Singapore National Biofilm Consortium on 20 August 2020, Thursday 10am. We were pleased to have Professor Staffan Kjelleberg (SCELSE & SNBC), Dr Law Yingyu (SNBC), Dr Amit Kumar (Biopsin) and Mr Andy Wirjawan (UWT) to share their invaluable insights on the role of biofils, impact of biofilms to the urban water cycle and explore what can be done to improve detection and water treatment quality.
18/08: SG United Updates – Ministerial Statement on Continued Support for Workers and Jobs
Trying to keep up with the various measures announced yesterday in Parliament by DPM Heng Swee Keat?
The Resilience Budget introduced measures worth over $48 billion, which are aimed at supporting Singapore and Singaporeans in the battle against COVID-19. Check out this Budget Summary Video for some of the key highlights.
05/08: SWA Webinar – The Water Market in South East Asia
More than 100 participants attended the webinar on “The Water Market in South East Asia” co-organised by SWA and LVI Associates. Attendees learnt to explore how COVID-19 is impacting the water market in South East Asia? What is the next direction for the water market? What is hot in the water market in South East Asia? Mr Pravi Bansal from Amane Advisors shared his invaluable insights in South East Asia Region while Ms Kayleigh Regan from LVI Associates moderate the session.
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16/07: SWA Webinar – Post COVID Recovery:Embracing Sustainable Water Solutions in Asia
The webinar attracted over 200 attendees including Ministry of Utilities, Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Indonesia, Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB), local and regional Water Operators and many more. For those who did not able to attend this webinar, fret not as we have the recorded version of the Webinar and more below :
07/07: SWA Webinar – Dialogue with World Bank & IFC, Assistance & Financing for the Water Sector
The impact of the pandemic is seriously felt in many parts of the World especially the developing countries. The World Bank Group is acting quickly to step up support as countries respond to the COVID-19 crisis as they face a wide range of consequences, including the risk of global recession. The webinar provided an in-depth understanding of the World Bank’s Utility Liquidity Facility, its regional focus and work program, and the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) product range
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25/06: Updates to border measures for travellers entering Singapore
The Government announced changes to border measures as we progressively re-open to international travel. These border measures take into account the current understanding of COVID-19, as well as the developments in other countries and regions.
No need to serve Stay-Home Notice at SHN facilities for travellers from some countries/regions
18/06 : SWA Webinar: Tapping on Training Grants and Support for Business Transformation and Digitalisation
The inaugural SWA Webiner on 16th June 2020, hosted with InfoScience was a great success with good feedback from participants. Ascendo Academy shared in-depth views on local business structure, gave a summary of available training schemes and provide strategies with solutions on tapping on these schemes.
18/06: Phase Two of Circuit Breaker to commence on 19 June
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 15 Jun 2020 that Singapore will move into Phase Two after 18 June 2359 hours. This is because community infection rates have generally remained stable, cases in migrant worker dormitories have declined, and there are no new large clusters emerging.
26/05 : Is work from home going to be a new norm? And are you ready?
We know the business nature has changed but are we working towards changing the way we work? We are finally approaching Phase 1 of the Circuit Beaker lift but again in MOM advisory on https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/requirements-for-safe-management-measures, we notice that in item 5, Where employees can perform their work by telecommuting from home, the employer must ensure that they do so. It only means we are to continue to work from home if possible. Government funding such as Productivity Solutions Grant (up to 80%) for Moneyworks and Worklife grant for Flexible Work Arrangement (up to $2,000 per employee) can be part of your organisation “work from home” strategies.
Advanced Micro Control (AMC) advocates preparations with technology, cost-effective and simplified solutions for SMEs without compromising on operations. Call our SgUnited partner, AMC, for a quick discussion or demo of how they can assist. Contact AMC now!
17/5 : Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace
The current pandemic has changed the workplace environment and workforce will not get back to what it used to be any sooner. We need to find ways to stay productive in the workforce and staying business-critical is important in today’s employment.
Contact team LVI to understand how to be business-critical and what is the current in-demand skills for the water sector.
06/4 :Working from home might be the new norm given the current COVID-19 situation.
How will businesses cope with that? Hear what towkay Mark Lee has to share in tackling operational limitations with digital solutions that businesses can use anytime, anywhere!
Check out a list of digital solutions, grants and training courses available for businesses at www.imda.gov.sg/BizGoDigital