Singapore International Water Week
By Fabrice Reynaud on January 22, 2013
Singapore International Water Week 2012
1 – 5 July, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform for water solutions. It brings policymakers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners together to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements in the water world.
The event’s flagship programmes comprise:
• Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize
• Water Leaders Summit
• Water Convention
• Water Expo
• Business Forums
In the face of global urbanisation and climate challenges, the 2012 theme “Water Solutions for Liveable and Sustainable Cities” reinforces the pressing need to integrate sustainable water management strategies into the urban planning process.
Singapore International Water Week 2012 provides the platform to address these challenges and explore opportunities in the integration of water solutions and urban planning in cities around the world. Opportunities abound for global water leaders and practitioners from the public and private sectors to debate in water dialogues, network with key industry players, showcase leading-edge technologies and best practices and identify viable solutions to address this common challenge.
Held in conjunction with the 3rd World Cities Summit and the inaugural CleanEnviro Singapore, delegates, trade visitors and exhibitors will have more opportunities to promote practical and sustainable water solutions and tap into a vast network of public and private sector players in urban solutions.
Singapore International Water Week 2011 Surges to New High
Singapore International Water Week 2011, held from 4 – 8 July and themed “Sustainable Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment” notched new highs, with a bigger slate of exhibiting companies and an encouraging growth in participant numbers.
This global platform for water solutions attracted a record of some 13,500 participants from 99 countries/regions. This marks a growth in attendance figures of almost 60% since the inaugural event in 2008. The Water Expo saw close to 70% growth in exhibition space and a 70% increase in the number of exhibiting companies over the inaugural year of 2008. Over 600 companies took part in this year’s Water Expo, which attracted six new international pavilions from Australia, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Milwaukee Water Council (USA), the Water Environment Federation (USA), and the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership (USA); taking the total number of pavilions to 15. The total value of announcements for projects awarded, tenders, investments and R&D MOUs reached S$2.9 billion.