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Finding The Key To A Sustainable Future


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.

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Keeping you safe

Two public officers at PUB and NEA share how they ensure you have a safe environment to live in.

By Joyce Lin

The next time you drink a glass of clean water from the tap, or feel safe from radiation hazards, take a moment to reflect.

Often taken for granted, these conveniences are made possible by hardworking teams of officers from national water agency PUB and the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Two officers from these agencies attest to how much more goes on behind the scenes, with exciting and unusual job scopes that make every single work day unique.

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At The Forefront of Water Technologies

The environment and water industry has been identified as one of Singapore’s key growth areas. To strengthen the country’s research capability, a PhD scholarship offered by EWI of PUB, the national water agency, was set up to groom experts for this burgeoning sector. Meet two recipients who share how the scholarship has allowed them to pursue their research interests.

By Ruth Wong

Regarded as the most intelligent man in Egypt, the current director of the Library of Alexandria Ismail Serageldin had warned in 1995 that “if the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water."

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An Ideal Environment

At PUB and NEA, scholars are given a remarkable platform to pursue their options.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

The National Environment Agency (NEA) and national water agency PUB are two key organisations within our nation that deal with management of environmental and water resources, a pertinent issue in a small country like Singapore. To do that effectively, NEA and PUB provide numerous opportunities for learning and career advancement to scholars like Looi Wah Loong and Wong Xin Wei.

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NEA-PUB: Living Amidst the Green, Blue and Brown

A career with NEA and PUB will open your eyes to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes towards sustaining this Garden City’s environment and resources.

By Charlene Tan

“One thing I’ve learnt is that Singaporeans take things for granted and have become victims of our own success. We neglect the effort which has been put in by our forerunners,” says Desmond Tan, on what he has discovered through his nine years in the National Environment Agency (NEA).

“Nearly Everything Agency”
Established in 2002, NEA is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), and looks into improving and sustaining the environment in Singapore. The environmental issues faced are wide-ranging, encompassing pollution control, waste management, radiation protection, public hygiene, meteorological services, and even management of the nation’s hawker centres and columbaria. Not surprisingly, some staff have affectionately dubbed NEA as the “Nearly Everything Agency”.

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