Singapore, 20 November 2012
The 2nd Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge, going under the theme of Adaptive Solutions for Climate Change, has clearly struck a chord with the next generation of water leaders.
Abstracts outlining innovative solutions were submitted by students and young researchers from around the world, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, India, Malaysia and Australia. The proposed solutions cover a broad range of topics, including flood resilience, water scarcity, water treatment, blue energy and urban development.
After a thorough review by an expert committee, ten promising ideas have been selected to be further developed in the next round of the challenge.
During the next phase, the BlueSpring Water Community platform provides participants a dedicated and secure "workspace" that gives them direct access to a team of professionals experts who can support them with advice.
Deadline for submission of full proposals is 15 February 2013. The Grand Final is expected to take place in Singapore in April 2013.