The need for improved water quality monitoring and management is now! Rapid population growth and urbanisation, increasing water pollution and climate change are placing enormous pressures on our finite water resources and new, alternate monitoring is urgently required to sustain our precious water supplies.
Our team in Singapore are engaging in a number of exciting new research and development projects that address the ongoing water issues currently faced in Asia. On the 26th August 2022, we were kindly invited to showcase our work at the Temasek Foundation Water Leadership Programme 2022 (TFWLP) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The TFWLP is developed in collaboration with the Institute of Water Policy (IWP) and supported by the Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore’s National Water Agency. The aim of TFWLP is to meet the needs of urban water utilities and regulators, and to help develop strategies to cope with emerging water challenges. The programme brings together water leaders from across Asia and presents an opportunity to learn and share knowledge with fellow water experts, researchers and practitioners. This included representatives from a diversity of nations across Asia, including Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia and Vietnam!
Our own Dr Wayne Bannister presented one of our ongoing R&D projects, a collaboration between PUB and Hydrobiology, to an international audience. The project funded by PUB and Hydrobiology is testing a new water quality monitoring technique on the Singapore Reservoirs. A great opportunity and privilege for us to showcase our capabilities and expand our extensive network of contacts along the way!