Building with Nature
The first edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge challenged young talent to apply the main principles of Building with Nature to develop innovation solutions in different contexts as presented by the Lead Partners:
1. Building with Nature & Adaptation to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise (supported by Deltares).
2. Building with Nature & Maritime Construction Projects (supported by Royal Boskalis Westminster)
3. Integrated Water Management in Cities and Deltas (supported by Royal Haskoning)
4. Water-Energy-Temperature Nexus in Sustainable Cities (supported by Singapore-Delft Water Alliance & PUB Singapore)
Grand Final @ Singapore Water Industry Nite
The winners of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge were presented with their award during the Grand Final on the 19th of April 2012 in Singapore.
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 (photo second right) and Anne Belski from Swinburne University, Australia (photo first right).
The winners received their Award from the hands of Dutch Ambassador Johannes W.G. Jansing and PUB Chief Executive Chew Men Leong. Among the many distinguished guests were Prof. Barry Halliwell, Deputy President (Research & Technology) at NUS, Prof. Chan Eng Soon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at NUS and senior representatives from the sponsors: Royal Boskalis Westminster, Deltares, Royal Haskoning, Surbana, Hydronav, YJP Surveyors, Fugro, DutchCham and Singapore-Delft Water Alliance.
The event was hosted at the Aquatic Science Centre by Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, Singapore Water Association and Holland Water Challenge from the Netherlands.