Singapore Water Management Series On Water Reuse

Singapore Water Academy Water Reuse

Target Audience

For participants who are interested in the topic of Water Reuse.


The five-day Water Reuse Course, part of the Singapore Water Academy’s flagship programme- The Singapore Water Management series, aims to offer practitioner based technical training to arm participants with the depth and breadth of knowledge in the topic of water reuse. It features trainers who are world leaders in the field of waste water treatment and water reuse, as well as senior PUB officers with depth in planning and operational experience.

The course highlights topical issues such as latest developments in waste water treatment for sustainable water reuse, exploring the opportunities of recycling on a fit-for-purpose concept as well as the use of membranes for advanced water recycling to address existing challenges. The course also covers the latest developments in industrial used water treatment and reuse, the future of water reuse and sharing by utilities on their approach in water reuse management.

The content includes
1. Water reuse: The Singapore experience
• Integrated management of water resources
• Centralising used water collection
• Source control, monitoring and strategies
• Sustainable sludge management strategies
• Engaging the industry to implement localised recycling
• Multi-barrier approach to the production of NEWater, Singapore’s own brand of recycled water

2. Advances in waste water treatment
• Review of new technologies in waste water treatment
• Energy efficient technologies
• Maintaining consistent treated effluent quality for sustainable water reuse production
• A peek into the future of waste water treatment

3. Water reuse: potable and non-potable reuse
• Concept of “Fit for purpose” reuse
• Drivers, policies and regulations guiding the implementation of water reuse
• Source control and used water treatment
• Implementation strategies, economics and sustainability of water reuse
• Effective public engagement in water reuse

4. Industrial waste water treatment and reuse
• Trends and challenges
• Economics and environmental impact
• Schemes and policies to incentivise industrial water reuse

5. Membrane technology in water reuse
• Reviewing available membrane technologies for water reuse
• Drivers and challenges for membrane-based processes
• Recent developments and potential improvements in membrane-based processes, including novel membranes, fouling control, increased recovery, energy reduction and concentrate management
• Optimising membrane integrity and reliability visa-vis operating strategies and costs

6. The future of water reuse
• Dealing with contaminants of emerging concerns and organic micro-pollutants
• Applications of ozonation and activated carbon in waste water treatment
• Developments and challenges for potable reuse
• Effective multi-barrier processes and water quality monitoring and control in potable reuse

Learning Objectives