Urban Water Leaders

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).

Hee Limin
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
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
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
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.

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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
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 - 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.