The International Water Association (IWA) and the Singapore Water Association (SWA) have welcomed the creation of the newly established joint IWA-SWA Singapore Young Water Professionals Chapter. The chapter will offer opportunities dedicated to young water professionals (YWPs) based in Singapore.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed to enhance areas of synergy between the respective organizational visions and purposes. Through this MoU, the two organisations seek to connect their respective networks and identify joint actions to enable improved water management. More specifically, the two aims:
- To collaborate and facilitate events that enable knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for YWPs in Singapore and South-east Asia.
- To enhance capacity building and professional development through facilitating connections and knowledge-sharing within both associations’ broader networks of water professionals.
- To encourage the participation of IWA YWP and SWA YWP members in the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and IWA’s World Water Congress and Water and Development Congress.
- To support the development and implementation of a workplan for the IWA-SWA Singapore YWP Chapter’s activities.
Kunal Shah, chair of SWA Young Water Professionals Committee and council member of SWA, said: “With the collaborations between the two associations, we hope to empower future water leaders with relevant tools to build a water resilient world and more importantly enable cross border learning applicable for Singapore and South-east Asia. The YWPs have a bigger role to play and this corporation will help support exchange of ideas to achieve this goal.”