After extensive consultation with companies and institutions from across the Dutch water sector, the Holland Water Challenge organisation is announcing 4 editions to be launched in 2012 in Australia, Singapore (2nd edition), Vietnam and the Netherlands. See details for each edition in the main menu.
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."