Harry Seah confers as KWR Honorary Fellow

KWR Water Research Institute is honoured to announce that it has conferred its Honorary Fellowship to Mr Harry Seah, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, for his contribution in driving international collaboration in water science and management. The Honorary Fellowship Award was officially conferred to Mr Seah by Prof. Dragan Savić, CEO of KWR Water Research Institute, in a virtual award ceremony held on 4 Mar 2021. 

Inspiring contribution to the international water science and innovation community 
“Over the years, Mr Seah has been an inspirational leader and driving force for setting up international research and innovation programmes. His ability to connect research stakeholders from various countries has been instrumental in developing international collaborations. With his knowledge of the water sector, he has been able to build bridges between science and practical application, together with research to achieve broad societal goals. Under Mr Seah’s direction, PUB has also played an important role in nurturing strategic partnerships involving KWR, such as the Global Water Research Coalition and Watershare. As an early adopter of Watershare’s vision, Mr Seah opened the doors of the Singapore water hub to other Asian countries. With his constructive attitude and engagement, he is a source of energy and motivation for all water science enthusiasts and particularly supportive of early and mid-career professionals”, said Prof. Dragan Savic. 

“I am deeply honoured to accept this appointment as the KWR Honorary Fellow 2019 and grateful for the privilege to work alongside like-minded world-renowned institutions in water science and innovation. We look forward to continued collaborations with KWR and the international water science community to share best practices and exchange knowledge in water research so as to serve the water needs of society,” said Mr Harry Seah, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. 

KWR Honorary Fellowship 
Since 2015, KWR has been awarding an Honorary Fellowship annually to individuals who provide an outstanding contribution to the research community and society. These individuals include managers, scientists or proprietors within KWR’s national and international network. Mr Seah is the fifth recipient of the Honorary Fellow award, following Martien den Blanken, Joan Rose, Willy Verstraete and Ad van Wijk. 

An Honorary Fellow is appointed for life. Together with the other Honorary Fellows, an Honorary Fellow constitutes a source of knowledge, expertise, and experience that supports the ambition and collective values that KWR upholds. 

You may watch the video featuring Prof. Dragan Savić, CEO of KWR here.