Apart from presentations by leading experts on the latest research and industry applications of water technology, the Forum is also a platform for unique networking opportunities between UK and Singapore companies and water related agencies. A key objective of the Forum is the bringing together of companies from both countries that could sprout exciting new tie-ups and linkages in advancing the field of water and waste water management.
NTU President, Dr Su Guaning said that the Water Futures Forum is an excellent opportunity for both countries to exchange views, establish new contacts and renew acquaintances.
"Water is a strategic resource globally, more so for a small city-state like Singapore. The Forum is thus in line with Singapore's quest for a stable and secure supply of water through the utilisation of innovation and technology. The sharing of expertise and knowledge between participants from the UK and Singapore will be beneficial to both Singapore's research community as well as the rest of the water industry, through the creation of new synergies and value in water research," says Dr Su.
NTU engages both academia and the industry in the environmental science and technology field through NEWRI. NEWRI serves as the door through which industry and research partners can access NTU's environmental science and engineering education and R&D expertise.
"NEWRI is an eco-system of research groups and centres which provides a contiguous value chain from education and research through to translation, development and application. NTU, being a leading player in the environmental and water technology domain, we are pleased to co-organise the Water Futures Forum and provide the opportunity for partners from industry and academia to interact," says NEWRI's Executive Director, Professor Ng Wun Jern.
The Duke of York, who is in Singapore on a two-day official visit, also witnessed today the signing ceremony of
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Nanyang Technological University