Guest-of-Honour Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore delivered the joint opening keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG) held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre today.
In her address, Ms Fu emphasised the importance of global partnerships and innovation in tackling climate change and highlighted the actions that Singapore is taking towards its climate ambition and sustainability agenda through the Singapore Green Plan.
“Singapore’s efforts to advance our sustainability agenda and grow our environment and water sectors are underpinned by partnerships with the rest of the world,” said Ms Fu.
Ms Fu also added that “international events such as CESG and SIWW can play an important role in bringing together thought leaders, experts and practitioners from governments, academia, and industry to exchange ideas and co-create solutions”.
The opening day saw Ms Fu officiate the launch of RSK Centre for Sustainability Excellence at SIWW’s Water Expo and witness the launch of Hyperscale, Asia’s inaugural waste-tech accelerator programme by StartupX at CESG.
A Tuas Nexus Time Capsule ceremony was also held at CESG’s Environment Expo to commemorate the construction of the Tuas Nexus – the world’s first integrated waste and water treatment facility planned from the ground-up. The time capsule will be opened in 2032 after the Nexus, which consists of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Integrated Waste Management Facility and PUB’s Tuas Water Reclamation Plant, becomes fully operational.
The Water Expo and Environment Expo are featuring a total of more than 300 local and international exhibitors to provide a one-stop marketplace for innovative environment and water solutions. Trade visitors may register onsite from 18 – 20 April 2022 from 8.00am – 4.30pm to receive complimentary pass to both expos and selected Thematic and Business Forums.
Prominent government, international organisations and industry leaders also shared insights on cross-disciplinary environmental and water policies and governance at the joint Environment & Water Leaders Forum (EWLF) which focused on how cities and organisations can transform sustainability challenges into opportunities as we work towards a climate-resilient future.
Over 80 content tracks across SIWW2022 and CESG2022 will offer deep dives into key topics with the aim to actualise actionable insights, reach business opportunities and scale real-world solutions across cities.
The 9th Singapore International Water Week and the 5th CleanEnviro Summit Singapore are being held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from 17 – 21 April 2022.