Global Collaboration and Innovation to Take Centre Stage at CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and Singapore International Water Week 2024

Global Collaboration and Innovation to Take Centre Stage at

CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and Singapore International Water Week 2024


Over 20,000 global participants converging to foster meaningful collaboration and exchange of knowledge, to tackle global water and environmental challenges

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The upcoming Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), 18 – 22 June and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG), 19 – 21 June are set to draw over 20,000 attendees and speakers from around the world. Taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, the events will bring together thought leaders, experts and practitioners from governments, academia, industry and international organisations to share best practices, co-create innovative urban water and environment solutions, and generate new business opportunities.


In support of global calls to take ownership and urgent action to deal with climate impacts more decisively and collaboratively, both events offer a synergistic and valuable platform for global stakeholders to exchange ideas, explore innovations and foster collaborations to tackle these challenges.

Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, will deliver the opening address at the Joint Opening of CESG 2024 and SIWW2024 on 19 June. In her remarks, Minister Fu will reiterate the urgent need for global climate action, in light of extreme weather patterns, and rising sea levels, and share Singapore’s efforts in building a greener, more climate-resilient and sustainable future amidst resource scarcity across the globe. As part of efforts to explore new technologies for waste management in Singapore, Minister Fu will announce a Request for Information for alternative disposal technologies. Aimed at catalysing innovations in policy and technology to support the water sector globally, Minister Fu will announce the launch of the Singapore Water Centre, formed in partnership between Singapore and the World Bank Group.

 

As part of the Joint Opening, there will be a Ministerial Plenary comprising high-level panelists from the World Bank Group, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China, who will share insights on the implementation of decarbonisation and sustainability policies in their countries post-COP28. (Refer to Annex A for Joint Opening & Ministerial Plenary programme)

 

CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG)

 

The sixth biennial CESG, organised by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA), in conjunction with SIWW provides a launchpad for pioneering technologies and forging robust partnerships that tackle our most pressing environmental challenges.

 

On 19 June, Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, will announce a new tranche of Productivity Solutions Grant for the environmental services industry and officiate the opening of the Enviro Tech Innovation Hub at the CESG LaunchPad. Additionally, Dr Khor will present Workforce Transformation Awards and NEA-Industry Scholarship Awards at the CESG Industry Night on 20 June. Minister Fu will also grace the graduation ceremony for the Youth for Environmental Sustainability (YES) Leaders Programme on 21 June. (Refer to Annex B for details on CESG)

 

Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

 

Key themes that will be presented at SIWW2024 include water sustainability, net zero and decarbonisation, resource circularity and digitalisation. A new pillar on climate adaptation, specifically focused on coastal protection and flood resilience will be introduced at SIWW2024. SIWW2024 will also feature an Industrial Water Solutions Forum, a technology and innovation platform targeted at industrial water users.

 

Positioned as a global show with a strong relevance to Asia, SIWW2024 will receive business delegations from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, among others who will source for solutions in the Water Expo. In cooperation with IFAT and organised by Messe Munich, the SIWW2024 Water Expo will present over 400 exhibitors across three days.

The Water Expo will showcase global and cutting-edge equipment, technology and solutions from over 30 countries and regions. Key highlights at this year’s Water Expo also include three thematic zones – a new “Coastal Protection and Flood Resilience” zone, a “Start-Up” zone, and the “Smart Tech & Digitalisation” zone.

 

New coastal protection research projects and applied research grant calls

 

Minister Grace Fu will also be speaking at the Coastal and Flood Resilience Leaders Summit on 20 June. The Summit will bring together industry and city leaders to discuss case studies and applied solutions in building climate-resilient cities. In her speech, Minister Fu will announce that the Coastal Protection and Flood Resilience Institute (CFI) Singapore will be commencing eight new projects under the Coastal Protection and Flood Management Research Programme (CFRP). She will also announce a new applied research grant call under the CFRP.


Largest ever gathering of utility and city leaders at SIWW2024

 

SIWW2024 will host the largest ever gathering of CEOs and senior representatives from water agencies, utilities, and cities. Close to 100 global water utilities and water agencies, including more than 50 CEOs, will be attending the Utilities CEO Roundtable, and participating in high-level discussions and plenaries on key and emerging topics such as water circularity and net zero. Collectively, these utilities cover major urban centres around the world including California, Tokyo, Dhaka, Sao Paolo, Chennai, Johannesburg, Sydney, Manila and Shenzhen.

 

More than 30 cities and regulators will be participating in the inaugural Coastal and Flood Resilience Cities Roundtable, including Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Hong Kong and New York City. 


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