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Global Collaboration and Innovation to Take Centre Stage at CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and Singapore International Water Week 2024

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Published : June 18, 2024 - 20:30

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Over 20,000 global participants converging to foster meaningful collaboration and exchange of knowledge, to tackle global water and environmental challenges

SINGAPORE, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The upcoming Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), 18 – 22 June and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG), 19 – 21 June are set to draw over 20,000 attendees and speakers from around the world. Taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, the events will bring together thought leaders, experts and practitioners from governments, academia, industry and international organisations to share best practices, co-create innovative urban water and environment solutions, and generate new business opportunities.

In support of global calls to take ownership and urgent action to deal with climate impacts more decisively and collaboratively, both events offer a synergistic and valuable platform for global stakeholders to exchange ideas, explore innovations and foster collaborations to tackle these challenges.          

Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, will deliver the opening address at the Joint Opening of CESG 2024 and SIWW2024 on 19 June. In her remarks, Minister Fu will reiterate the urgent need for global climate action, in light of extreme weather patterns, and rising sea levels, and share Singapore's efforts in building a greener, more climate-resilient and sustainable future amidst resource scarcity across the globe. As part of efforts to explore new technologies for waste management in Singapore, Minister Fu will announce a Request for Information for alternative disposal technologies. Aimed at catalysing innovations in policy and technology to support the water sector globally, Minister Fu will announce the launch of the Singapore Water Centre, formed in partnership between Singapore and the World Bank Group

As part of the Joint Opening, there will be a Ministerial Plenary comprising high-level panelists from the World Bank Group, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines and the People's Republic of China, who will share insights on the implementation of decarbonisation and sustainability policies in their countries post-COP28. (Refer to Annex A for Joint Opening & Ministerial Plenary programme)

CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG)

The sixth biennial CESG, organised by Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA), in conjunction with SIWW provides a launchpad for pioneering technologies and forging robust partnerships that tackle our most pressing environmental challenges.

On 19 June, Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, will announce a new tranche of Productivity Solutions Grant for the environmental services industry and officiate the opening of the Enviro Tech Innovation Hub at the CESG LaunchPad. Additionally, Dr Khor will present Workforce Transformation Awards and NEA-Industry Scholarship Awards at the CESG Industry Night on 20 June. Minister Fu will also grace the graduation ceremony for the Youth for Environmental Sustainability (YES) Leaders Programme on 21 June. (Refer to Annex B for details on CESG)

Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

Key themes that will be presented at SIWW2024 include water sustainability, net zero and decarbonisation, resource circularity and digitalisation. A new pillar on climate adaptation, specifically focused on coastal protection and flood resilience will be introduced at SIWW2024. SIWW2024 will also feature an Industrial Water Solutions Forum, a technology and innovation platform targeted at industrial water users.

Positioned as a global show with a strong relevance to Asia, SIWW2024 will receive business delegations from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, among others who will source for solutions in the Water Expo. In cooperation with IFAT and organised by Messe Munich, the SIWW2024 Water Expo will present over 400 exhibitors across three days.

(Refer to Annex C for SIWW2024 content line-up and list of Water Expo exhibitors)

The Water Expo will showcase global and cutting-edge equipment, technology and solutions from over 30 countries and regions. Key highlights at this year's Water Expo also include three thematic zones – a new "Coastal Protection and Flood Resilience" zone, a "Start-Up" zone, and the "Smart Tech & Digitalisation" zone.

New coastal protection research projects and applied research grant calls 

Minister Grace Fu will also be speaking at the Coastal and Flood Resilience Leaders Summit on 20 June. The Summit will bring together industry and city leaders to discuss case studies and applied solutions in building climate-resilient cities. In her speech, Minister Fu will announce that the Coastal Protection and Flood Resilience Institute (CFI) Singapore will be commencing eight new projects under the Coastal Protection and Flood Management Research Programme (CFRP). She will also announce a new applied research grant call under the CFRP.

Largest ever gathering of utility and city leaders at SIWW2024

SIWW2024 will host the largest ever gathering of CEOs and senior representatives from water agencies, utilities, and cities. Close to 100 global water utilities and water agencies, including more than 50 CEOs, will be attending the Utilities CEO Roundtable, and participating in high-level discussions and plenaries on key and emerging topics such as water circularity and net zero. Collectively, these utilities cover major urban centres around the world including California, Tokyo, Dhaka, Sao Paolo, Chennai, Johannesburg, Sydney, Manila and Shenzhen.

More than 30 cities and regulators will be participating in the inaugural Coastal and Flood Resilience Cities Roundtable, including Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Hong Kong and New York City. 

Annex A

Joint Opening & Ministerial Plenary programme

  • 9:00am: Joint Opening of CESG 2024 and SIWW2024
    • Opening address by Guest-of-Honour, Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations
  • 9:30am: Opening address by Moderator, Professor Benjamin Cashore, Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • 9:35am: Joint Opening Ministerial Plenary
    • Panel members:
      • Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Singapore
      • Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Muhammad Juanda Bin Haji Abdul Rashid, Minister of Development, Brunei Darussalam    
      • YB Tuan Haji Akmal Nasrullah bin Mohd Nasir, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy Transition & Water Transformation (PETRA), Malaysia
      • Ms Guo Fang, Vice Minister, Ministry of Ecology & Environment, China
      • Ms Anna Bjerde, Managing Director of Operations, World Bank
      • Ms Annaliza R. Teh, Undersecretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
      • Professor Benjamin Cashore, Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS (Moderator)
    • With a pre-recorded video message by Mr Shintaro Ito, Minister of the Environment, Japan
  • 11:00am: End of Joint Opening Ministerial Plenary

Annex B

CESG – Enabling a sustainable and clean environment

1          Themed 'Action for a Sustainable and Clean Environment', the sixth biennial CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG), organised by Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA), will be held from 19 to 21 June 2024, in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2024. The summit is a global platform for thought leaders, industry captains and policy makers to convene, connect as well as to consider solutions for enabling a sustainable and clean environment. Through high-level plenaries, conferences, and an exhibition of cutting-edge environmental solutions, CESG 2024 has three key focus areas:

  • Climate Action: clean energy, climate defence, decarbonisation, and pollution management
  • Resource Circularity: management of waste as resource and circular economy solution management
  • Public Hygiene: cleaning and pest management

2          The Launchpad and the Experiential Zone will exhibit the latest innovations in environmental technology and solutions from across the ecosystem – ranging from commercialised solutions by businesses in Asia, Europe, the United States and beyond, to up-and-coming innovation projects by start-ups and research teams. These include cutting-edge future and frontier technologies such as autonomous cleaning and inspection robots, smart sensors, resource circularity and energy efficiency solutions.

3          The NEA Innovation Pavilion in the expo area showcases Research & Development (R&D) projects and innovations undertaken or supported by NEA to both international and local visitors. It will serve as a prime platform for budding start-ups and research teams to engage with a diverse audience comprising capitalists, businesses, experts in the field and regulatory authorities. Here, they will have the chance to highlight their groundbreaking environmental R&D projects and innovations; fostering invaluable networking opportunities and potential partnerships that can be further conceptualised and brought to life more quickly. 

4          At the same time, delegates will be able to discover new ideas and concepts and explore various prototypes and products that have yet to be commercialised. There will also be opportunities to directly connect with researchers who hold answers and perspectives to key environmental challenges.

CESG 2024 Programme Pillar

Event

Date & Time

Visit the website CleanEnviro Summit Singapore for latest updates on the speakers and programme line-up.

Other Programme Highlights include the official opening of the Enviro Tech Innovation Hub, CESG Industry Night, Youth for Environmental Sustainability Leaders Programme Graduation Ceremony and Youth Environment Leaders Immersion Programme. Details as follows:

19 Jun 2024 – Official opening of the Enviro Tech Innovation Hub (ETIH)

Time: 10.45am   Location: Sands Expo & Convention Centre – Level 1, LaunchPad at CESG Environment Expo Singapore's first Enviro Tech Innovation Hub ("ETIH@TP") will launch its opening at CESG on 19 June.  ETIH@TP is an industry-led collaboration between Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Environmental Management Association of Singapore, in collaboration with a consortium of technology partners including LS 2, Republic Power, Cleantools, Karcher, Fonda Global and Nilfisk, with the support of NEA. The facility serves as an open platform for developing capabilities, co-creating, and test-bedding innovative solutions, as well as developing Outcome-based Contracting (OBC) training programs aimed at raising awareness among service buyers in the cleaning industry. Guest-of-Honour: Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, Republic of Singapore

CESG 2024 Exhibitor Profiles

DIAMOND SPONSORS

DOWA ECO-SYSTEM

Keppel Seghers, China Harbour And ST Engineering Consortium

SembWaste

PLATINUM SPONSORS Chye Thiam Maintenance JFE Engineering Corporation Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engeering Se-cure Waste Management

CESG Expo Highlights

Experiential Zone

The Experiential Zone is built with elements inspired by outdoor and indoor settings, offering participants multi-sensory experiences. Attendees can expect first-hand experience with the innovative solutions such as toilet cleaning and outdoor pavement sweeping robots demonstrated at the Experiential Zone. Through such interactive experience, attendees can visualise how such solutions may be deployed in live environment, beyond conceptual thinking and theories.

Participating Companies

  • Agro Technic Pte Ltd
  • Bentz Jaz Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Chye Thiam Maintenance Pte Ltd
  • Cleanheight Robotics Pte Ltd
  • Cleantools (S) Pte Ltd
  • Fonda Global Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Globotix Pte Ltd
  • Hivebotics Pte Ltd
  • IFSC Pte Ltd
  • Karcher Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Lionsbot International Pte Ltd
  • LS 2 Holdings Limited
  • Myrmidon Laboratories Pte Ltd
  • Republic Power Pte Ltd
  • Weride (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Weston Robot Pte Ltd

LaunchPad

The LaunchPad is a dynamic hub for visionaries and disruptors to showcase their groundbreaking ideas and concepts in environmental sustainability. It features a dedicated pitching stage and booths from startups and Institutes of Higher Learning. The LaunchPad Stage, located within the LaunchPad area, offers a 140-person open seating space for pitching sessions on technology innovations, focusing on Climate Action, Resource Circularity, and Public Hygiene. There will be over 40 innovators at the LaunchPad who will showcase their innovations.

Enterprise Singapore and the Urban Solutions & Sustainability Innovation & Enterprise Office will be hosting their own events on 20 June in the Expo Hall. These events will showcase Singapore's innovative solutions, foster knowledge about our local waste treatment capabilities, catalyse partnership opportunities for a circular economy, and highlight the relevance of triple-helix partnerships in our ecosystem through the discussion of successful use cases.

NEA Innovation Pavilion (G20)
At the NEA Innovation Pavilion, participants can find out more about the latest environmental R&D and innovations undertaken or supported by NEA, explore new ideas and concepts, and check out the prototypes and the products. Some projects that will be exhibited at the NEA Innovation Pavilion include the following.

  • Air Quality Observations of Atmospheric Aerosols and Gaseous Pollutants using Geostationary Satellite Instrument
  • Automated Inspection and Detection of Irregularities in Niches
  • Keeping Singapore's Waterways Clean - Autonomous Waterway Cleaning Robot
  • National Climate Change Study for Singapore (V3)
  • Project Wolbachia-Singapore
  • Rapid On-Site Contamination Detection and Monitoring
  • SCARCE 2.0 - Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) Sorting and Recovery
  • Southeast Asia's First Semi-Automated Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Recycling Line and Novel Applications of Shockwave Technologies
  • Wastewater Surveillance

Annex C

SIWW2024 content line-up

SIWW 2024 Content Line-up
SIWW 2024 Content Line-up

List of SIWW2024 Water Expo exhibitors

1

ACCIONA

*List as of 14 June 2024.

About Singapore International Water Week

As one of the premier global platforms, the biennial SIWW gathers thought leaders, experts and practitioners from governments, cities, utilities, and industry to share knowledge and best practices on innovative water, coastal and flood solutions, and foster partnerships to tackle urban water and associated climate challenges. Organised by PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency and Singapore's Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, SIWW flagship programmes include the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, Leaders Roundtable and Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo, Thematic and Business Forums and Technical Site Visits. The 10th edition of SIWW will be held from 18 to 22 June 2024 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, alongside CleanEnviro Summit Singapore organised by Singapore's National Environment Agency. 

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About CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2024

Organised by Singapore's National Environment Agency, the biennial CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG) is a global platform for thought leaders, industry captains and policy makers to convene, connect as well as to consider solutions for enabling a sustainable and clean environment.

Held from 19 to 21 June 2024, the sixth edition of the Summit will deep-dive into the three pillars: Climate Action, Resource Circularity, and Public Hygiene. The Summit, built on the theme 'Action for a Sustainable and Clean Environment', will feature high-level plenaries, conferences, business forums and an exhibition of cutting-edge environmental technologies and services.

For more information, visit: https://www.cleanenvirosummit.gov.sg/