New joint IWA-SWA Singapore Young Water Professionals Chapter

The International Water Association (IWA) and the Singapore Water Association (SWA) are pleased to welcome creation of the newly established joint IWA-SWA Singapore Young Water Professionals Chapter. The chapter will offer many opportunities dedicated to young water professionals based in Singapore, a leading country in the field of WASH advancements.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IWA and SWA has been signed in April 2022 to enhance areas of synergy between the respective organisational visions and purposes.

Through this MoU, the two organisations seek to connect their respective networks and identify joint actions to enable improved water management. More specifically, the two aim:

  • To collaborate and facilitate events that enable knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for YWPs in Singapore and South-East Asia.
  • To enhance capacity building and professional development through facilitating connections and knowledge-sharing within both Associations’ broader networks of water professionals.
  • To encourage the participation of IWA YWP & SWA YWP members in the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and IWA’s World Water Congress/Water & Development Congress.
  • To support the development and implementation of a workplan for the IWA-SWA Singapore YWP Chapter’s activities.

IWA Executive Director Dr Kala Vairavamoorthy commented: “IWA values our very strong relationships with water sector colleagues in Singapore, and we are extremely pleased to be able to extend these connections further and to support Young Water Professionals through creation of the new joint IWA-SWA Chapter.”

Mr Kunal Shah, Chair of SWA Young Water Professionals Committee and Council Member of SWA,  added: “With the collaborations between the two Associations, we hope to empower future water leaders with relevant tools to build a water resilient world and more importantly enable cross border learning applicable for Singapore and South East Asia. The young water professionals have a bigger role to play and this cooperation will help support exchange of ideas to achieve this goal.”

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About SWA

The Singapore Water Association established since 2004 envisions to create a vibrant and dynamic water industry in Singapore.  Its members have grown from an initial 9 founding members to almost 300 members.  Singapore Water Association has been instrumental in profiling and promoting Singapore as a pivotal regional hub for all water-related services and water technologies, providing a platform to build effective networking, facilitate opportunities for collaboration, and foster the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst member companies; strengthening the presence of Singapore companies in the global market and act as voice for the industry.