Singapore/Amsterdam, 28 May 2013
 
After six months of competition, two winners have been announced of the 2nd Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge: Mr. Yorick Broekema, Masters student at TU Delft and a team from Hong Kong consisting of Leng Ling, Fan Jingyu, Wu Junhao and Lu Ka Kit.
 
In his proposal on The Use of Blue Energy in a Delta Environment, Yorick Broekema explores the potential of generating blue energy by using excess flood water. He evaluates the applicability and value of his ideas for Singapore and the Netherlands, considering the specific circumstances in both countries. Yorick is currently enrolled in the NUS/TU Delft double degree program in Water Resources Management en Hydraulic Engineering.


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Leng Ling and his team are doing their Masters in Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They looked at the growing freshwater shortages and the disadvantages associated with the current use of seawater for toilet flushing in Hong Kong. They propose a compact and environmentally friendly greywater treatment and reuse system based on a parallel operation of two processes to deal with flow variations. 
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Jury chairman prof. dr. Vladan Babovic comments: "Climate change has become an accepted reality that cannot be ignored. The expected sea level rise and greater fluctuations in freshwater flows compel us to look far into the future, to widen our scope and to make decisions under uncertain developments further ahead. In this context, water safety and water security are urgent issues, which have become more prominent due to climate change. Rapid urban development and the “rise of the megacities”, especially in Asia, provide additional challenging dimensions to climate change issues. For instance, Swiss RE estimates that only through sea level rise extreme flood losses could almost double by 2050.”
 
“The Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge edition 2012/2013 embraced Adaptation to Climate Change as its core challenge for the year. In response to the challenge we received an overwhelming response outlining a range of highly creative solutions. As a matter of fact, this year the jury had to deal with an almost impossible task of selecting winners whereas in reality almost all submitted essays were worth receiving recognition. The level of creativity of young talent has been overwhelming and most encouraging. On behalf of jury I must congratulate all contestants and thank them for their creativity and visionary submissions.”
 
The winners will receive the Singapore-Netherlands Sustainability Award during a celebratory event in Singapore later this year.
 
Main partners of this year’s program are Van Oord, NUSDeltares, PUB and Singapore-Delft Water Alliance. The award is sponsored by Fugro, Surbana, the Netherlands Embassy, Boskalis, Hydronav, Royal HaskoningDHV, YJP Surveyors and DutchCham.

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
AUSTRALIA LIVING WITH FLOODS was the theme of the first edition of the Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge. The theme reflects an important dimension of the approach that Australia and the Netherlands are taking to address water-related challenges, such as floods and droughts, focused on "living with" rather than just "fighting against" water.
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.
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.
Indonesia - 3rd Edition
Indonesia
Indonesia - 3rd Edition
You will be introduced to eco-smart port concept. Analyse current status of the port in Indonesia against the metrics of eco-smart port concept, consult to local people.