Planners call for prize nomination and papers, announce publications from 2010 expo
Following the third successful staging of Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) in June this year, the Water Expo looks to achieve greater heights at its next conference. More than half of the increased exhibition space at Water Expo 2011 has already been reserved in barely three months since preparations for the event began.
A key event of SIWW, the Water Expo is a major water trade show that focuses on innovations, products and services, as well as best practices, successful case studies and practical application of water technologies. Japan has confirmed its national pavilion, returning for a fourth time, after it more than doubled its area in 2010.
More leading companies have shown interest in becoming Founding Sponsors. PWN Technologies will join the 17 existing Founding Sponsors in 2011. The Water Expo will also be expanding its scope to cover more sectors of the water value chain in hopes of attracting more newcomers who will find the event even more invaluable as a strategic marketing vehicle.
"Early industry response to Singapore International Water Week 2011 has been very positive, and we are building on the firm foundation established by previous editions of the Water Week to bring participants a more enhanced experience of the event for greater value add,” said Michael Toh, managing director of SIWW. “Next year, we will be focusing on efficient and cost-effective solutions for a changing urban environment—an extremely pressing area that is growing in significance, with increasing urbanization and the scarcity of water resources."
The next SIWW 2011 will be held July 4-8 at Suntec Singapore and is themed "Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment,” reinforcing the Water Week as a platform for solutions to address the latest and most pertinent water issues amidst a rapidly changing world. It also reflects a broader focus beyond urban solutions and other issues that affect the urban environment, such as climate change and the management of watersheds and river basins.
Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2011 are now open through Oct. 31, 2010. The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is an international water award that honors outstanding contributions towards solving global water problems by either applying technologies or implementing policies and programmes which benefit humanity. For nomination guidelines and form, please visit www.siww.com.sg .
As one of the flagship events of the SIWW, the Water Convention serves as a platform for industry experts, regulators, academics and water professionals to share and discuss ideas on a wide range of water challenges and topics through presentations and panel discussions. SIWW is now calling for papers for Water Convention 2011 in the following themes: Solutions for Water System Efficiency & Effectiveness, Planning for Sustainable Water Solutions, Water Quality & Health, and Governance & Finance. For more information, please visit: www.siww.com.sg/water-convention  or email the Water Convention secretariat at [email protected] .
Key ideas from the Water Leaders Summit 2010 and a recap of the activities at Water Week 2010 have been captured in the latest Water Week 2010 publications, Blue Paper and Solutions. The publications were launched with a message from Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, at the International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition in Montreal, Canada.
"Since 2008, IWA has been a strategic partner of Singapore International Water Week. This year's SIWW was held together with World Cities Summit and attracted more than 14,000 delegates,” said Dr. Yaacob in a message to invited guests at the Singapore Networking Reception held at the IWA World Water Congress. “We hosted exhibitors and friends from 112 countries. SIWW continues to grow, and I am confident our partnership with IWA will continue to strengthen. I am pleased to launch SIWW 2010 Blue Paper and Solutions in Montreal. The documents capture key insights shared by renowned water leaders at the Singapore event."
The Blue Paper serves as a strategic resource for global water leaders in the development of more sustainable solutions in their own cities and covers governance, technology and finance challenges for efficient and effective water management.
A copy of the Blue Paper and Solutions is available at http://www.siww.com.sg/ .