Water Quality Management

PUB Singapore Water Academy Water Quality

Target Audience

Engineer or Scientist with at least 5 years experience working in the field of water quality and treatment


The five-day course provides an indepth understanding into drinking water quality guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), and how various countries have adopted policies and
technical solutions to meet these standards.

Experienced PUB water practitioners will give an overview of PUB’s integrated management of water supply in Singapore. International experts will share on the existing and emerging microbial and chemical contaminants in water, as well as ways of how these contaminants can be monitored upstream in the catchments, removed via treatment technologies and managed in supply networks.

The course will be taught by prominent names in the water industry, including Prof Joan Rose, Stockholm Water Prize Winner 2016 and the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, and Mr Chan Yoon Kum, Senior Advisor and former Deputy Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency.

Learning Objectives

• Learn about key issues and WHO guidelines in the application and management of drinking water standards
• Increase knowledge about best practices and the latest advances in water treatment technologies and drinking water quality control
• Understand catchment water quality monitoring and management
• Understand the nexus of water-related microbiology, water quality and public health
• Identify and understand management frameworks for micro-pollutants, disinfection by-products and emerging contaminants
• Get insights into Singapore’s approach to a sustainable water supply and integrated water quality management system.