The Grand Final of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge is to take place in Singapore on Thursday, 19th of April. The event will feature as part of the Singapore Water Industry Nite, organised in partnership with the Singapore Water Association, DutchCham/Netherlands Water House and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The two international finalists selected to present their proposals are Mr. Victor Sim (Nanyang Technological University) and Ms. Anne Belski (Swinburne University of Technology).

The first edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge concluded with a celebratory award presentation on the 19th of April 2012. Thanks to a successful cooperation between Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, Singapore Water Association, Netherlands Embassy and DutchCham/Netherlands Water House, the event was featured as part of the 14th Singapore Water Industry Nite, attracting more than 150 attendants from across the Singaporean and Dutch water sectors. They witnessed the inaugural Singapore-Netherlands Sustainability Award to be presented to two ambitious young water students: Victor Sim from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Anne Belski from Swinburne University (Australia).

The first Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge was officially announced on the 9th of May by H.E. Willem Andreae, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Australia. The announcement was made at the Ozwater conference and exhibition in Sydney in conjunction with a special workshop organised in partnership between the Dutch water sector and the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management.

The event was attended by almost 50 representatives from across the Dutch and Australian water sectors. Dutch organisations attending included Royal Haskoning, DHV, Fugro, Hydrologic, Deltares, NWP and the Netherlands Embassy.

The May/June quarterly newsletter from the International Desalination Association (IDA) features a paper by Victor Sim, Finalist of the latest Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge. Quoting from the paper: "A proposed hybrid system that uses Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) processes coupled with seawater desalination and a heat sink has specifically evaluated Singapore’s feasibility as a potential test‐bed for the production of industrial water. This proposal has recently gathered much interest in two major student ideas generation platforms, the Singapore‐Netherlands Water Challenge 2012 and the Shell Inter‐varsity Student Paper Presentation 2012."

Following the official announcement by Ambassador Willem Andrea at Ozwater'12, a broad group of Dutch companies and institutions has come together to lead the first Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge. Main partners are Van Oord and Royal HaskoningDHV. They are supported by HydroLogic, Fugro, Rabobank and the Netherlands Embassy. In addition, KLM is sponsoring a return ticket to the Netherlands for the winner. Main partner on the Australian side is the International Water Centre in Brisbane, a centre of excellence in water management representing four major academic institutions: University of Queensland, Griffith University, University of Western Australia and Monash University. Preliminary results of the challenge will be presented by students at the International River Symposium (Melbourne, 8-11 October 2012).

China - 1st Edition
China
China - 1st Edition
The first Holland Water Challenge took place during the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. Marking the official opening of the Holland Water Week at the Netherlands Pavilion.
Singapore - 1st Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 1st Edition
The first edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge challenged young talent to apply the main principles of Building with Nature in four different contexts.
Australia - 1st Edition
Australia
Australia - 1st Edition
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China - 2nd Edition
China
China - 2nd Edition
The second China-Netherlands Water Challenge in 2011-2012 invited students to submit innovative proposals in response to four cases as presented by the lead partners: Evides, Norit, TU Delft and the Province of South-Holland.
Singapore - 2nd Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 2nd Edition
The second edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge focused on climate change adapation - an area which features high on the agenda of both Singapore and the Netherlands and one of key research topics of NUSDeltares - a research centre set-up between the National University of Singapore and Deltares from the Netherlands.
Australia - 2nd Edition
Australia
Australia - 2nd Edition
Focus of the second Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge was on two specific dimensions of the information chain: (1) the potential of social media as a source of data (crowd-sourcing), and; (2) the potential of apps that enable people to make better informed water-related decisions.
Indonesia - 1st Edition
Indonesia
Indonesia - 1st Edition
The development of coasts and ports is of national importance to both Indonesia and the Netherlands. The first edition of the Indonesia-Netherlands Water Challenge invited students to explore innovative solutions for Jakarta Bay, balancing the interests of People, Planet and Profit.
Singapore - 3rd Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 3rd Edition
Taking on the urban water challenges of the 21st century needs vision and leadership, something Singapore and the Netherlands have learnt over many years. The 3rd Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge challenged students to develop and express their personal vision and leadership on urban water management in the 21st century.
Australia - 3rd Edition
Australia
Australia - 3rd Edition
The third edition of the Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge focused on a key area in which Australia and the Netherlands want to work together which is to strengthen the resilience of their countries in the face of climate extremes. The program considered innovative ideas for resilience in the built, natural, social and economic environment.
Myanmar - 1st Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 1st Edition
Under the theme SMART DELTA, the first edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge is engaging students in Myanmar with the challenges of sustainable delta development. Students are encouraged to develop ideas and solutions for the Ayeyarwady Delta, supported by professional experts from the Dutch partners.
Indonesia - 2nd Edition
Indonesia
Indonesia - 2nd Edition
Under the theme BLUE-GREEN CITIES, the 2016 program engages students and young professionals with the challenges of sustainable city development in Indonesia.
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Building on the first SMART DELTA edition of the Myanmar water challenge, the program in 2018 features two thematic tracks addressing key challenges for Yangon city: SMART PORT and HTEE CITY.
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Building on the first SMART DELTA edition of the Myanmar water challenge, the program in 2018 features two thematic tracks addressing key challenges for Yangon city: SMART PORT and HTEE CITY.