As Urban Water Rebels from across the world are submitting their visions as part of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge 2014, five prominent urban water leaders have been announced to form the jury committee:
Vladan Babovic (chair)
Vladan Babovic is Associate Professor at NUS and leading researcher in the field of hydroinformatics. In addition to being a researcher and educator, Vladan is a scientist entrepreneur who founded and lead two world-class research institutes: Singapore Delft Water Alliance (2007-2013) and NUSDeltares (2012-present).
Dr Hee Limin is Director at Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities, a knowledge nexus and think-tank for liveable and sustainable cities, where she has oversight of research strategies, initiatives and collaborations. She was the project leader for a collaborative project with the Urban Land Institute,
“10 Principles for Liveable High Density Cities,” recognized as a milestone research project at the 2013 MND Sustainable Urban Living Congress.
Herbert Dreiseitl is a sculptor, artist, landscape architect and interdisciplinary urban planner. He founded the firm Atelier Dreiseitl in 1980 with a vision for liveable cities inspired by a deep understanding of water. Herbert's particular expertise is in combining artistic aspects with environmental planning and implementation with regard to water in an urban setting.
Harry Seah is the Chief Technology Officer of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency. The team he is leading coordinates the research and development initiatives in PUB, and support PUB’s mission through technology, innovation, industry partnership, expertise development and introduction of best practices.
Florian Boer, founder of De Urbanisten, is a critical and involved designer and researcher. Freethinking is one of his main qualities. He is currently involved in several large scale, complex innercity redevelopment plans. In all plans sustainablitity is a key issue. Florian has a large experience in making explorative spatial scenario’s and in leading workshops.