Thursday, August 16, 2012

Punggol Waterway wins top global award

Punggol Waterway has been awarded the prestigious Global Superior Achievement Award by the International Water Association (IWA), marking the first time an Asian nation has received the accolade since it began in 2006.
Aside from receiving the top award, the project by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) was also named Global Grand Winner in the planning category.

“This is not just a big win for HDB. It is also a proud moment for Singapore, to be the first and only Asian country to have won the IWA’s highest award,” said Sng Cheng Keh, Deputy CEO of the housing board.

He added that the award affirms HDB’s commitment to promote “good, sustainable development practices”.

The nominees for the Global Superior Achievement Award were judged on the following criteria: excellence in water engineering; originality and innovative use of technology; the future value it brings to the engineering profession; the social, economic and sustainable design considerations; and the complexity of the situation.

Punggol Waterway stood out for its innovation, green practices and novel technologies as well as its contribution to the water engineering industry.

Founded in 2006, the biennial IWA Project Innovation Award (PIA) recognises excellence and innovation in water engineering projects globally.

Awards will be given out to this year’s 13 winners across six categories on 19 September in conjunction with the 8th IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, Korea.

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