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Editor’s pickNEA leads scientific team in wastewater surveillance trials for assessment of COVID-19 transmission

20-06-2020
National Environment Agency, COVID-19, PUB, Singapore, coronavirus

Lab work conducted to screen wastewater samples for SARS-CoV-2 The National Environment Agency (NEA) has initiated a pilot surveillance programme to screen wastewater samples for SARS-CoV-2, the causative virus of COVID-19. The amount of viral material in wastewater from a community could reveal the level of COVID-19 spread in the community, and …

Editor’s pickCzech researchers: Wastewater analysis could predict a second wave of coronavirus

05-06-2020
coronavirus, COVID-19, research, Czech Republic, wastewater treatment, water monitoring

A system detecting the novel coronavirus in wastewater might serve as a warning of a new infection wave, research of the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute (VUV) in Prague has shown. Researchers have revealed coronavirus traces in wastewater from small water treatment plants. Samples taken Tuesday will now be assessed to find out how accurate …

PUB awards $433 million Tuas WRP biosolids treatment contract to Sembcorp Design and Construction

26-03-2020
PUB, Sembcorp, Tuas Water Reclamation Plant, Biosolids treatment contract

National water agency PUB has awarded the contract to build the biosolids treatment facility for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) – a major component of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project – as the construction of the plant gathers steam this year.  Sembcorp Design and Construction Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned …

“City Turns Blue” to commemorate World Water Day

23-03-2020
PUB, Singapore, world water day

The Singapore skyline turned into a dazzling blue cityscape on Sunday, 22 March, with over 35 landmarks and bridges lighting up in blue to commemorate World Water Day. 22 March is the day designated by the United Nations to focus attention on the importance of water and water sustainability. Among the 35 participating landmarks and bridges, 15 …

PUB to lead Singapore’s coastal protection efforts

04-03-2020
PUB, national water agency, coastal, water management, water monitoring, rising sea levels, climate change, global warming

From 1 April 2020, Singapore’s national water agency PUB will assume an additional role as the nation’s Coastal Protection Agency, safeguarding Singapore’s coastline against the threat of rising sea levels. Holistic approach to manage inland and coastal flood risks This move will consolidate the Government’s sustained …

PUB Water Quality Department re-designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for third consecutive term

02-03-2020
PUB, national water agency, WHO Collaborating Centre, world health organisation

Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB’s Water Quality Department has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Safe Management of Drinking Water and Integrated Urban Water Management from 2020 to 2024. This marks PUB’s third consecutive four-year term since 2012. As a WHO Collaborating …

PUB appoints Sembcorp to build Singapore’s largest floating solar farm on Tengeh Reservoir

11-02-2020
PUB, Public Utilities Board, Sembcorp, solar farm, photovoltaic system

National water agency PUB has appointed Sembcorp Solar Singapore Pte Ltd to construct Singapore’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir. With a solar capacity of 60 megawatt-peak (MWp), it will be one of the world’s largest single floating solar PV systems, when completed in 2021. PUB called for a Request …