Amid the growing controversy over the potential environmental damage, it is comforting to know that two PhD students holding Environmental & Water Technologies scholarships administered by the NRF and PUB (EWI) are doing their part to help create a sustainable future. Melvin Tang and Ng Jiawei share their ideas and knowledge with blazing enthusiasm.
By Mabel Tan
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of environmentalists? Does an image of green crusaders with a penchant for preaching to anyone who is willing to listen come to mind?
Meet two students who are certainly not the tree-huggers or Armageddon prophets some people perceive them to be.
Both 26-year-old Melvin Tang and 29-year-old Ng Jiawei are pursuing their doctorate in civil and environmental engineering with the help of the Environmental & Water Technologies scholarship administered by the National Research Foundation and PUB’s Environment & Water Industry Programme Office.