The Singapore-Delft Water Alliance (SDWA) is a multi-national, interdisciplinary research Centre of Excellence for Water Knowledge involving PUB (Singapore), National University of Singapore and Deltares, established through an initiative of the National Research Foundation in Singapore. SDWA was hosted by National University of Singapore and provided a research home to scientists and engineers from all partner organisations. The SDWA research programme was carried out between 7 February 2007 and 31 March 2014.

The objectives of the SDWA research programme were successfully completed one year ahead of stipulated timeline, already in March 2013. Key accomplishments of the alliance are:

  • Research strength of 135 PhD and postdoctoral researchers
  • 44 graduated PhD students
  • 56 graduated MSc students under newly developed Double Degree MSc programme on Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
  • 283 peer reviewed publications in high impact journals
  • 20 Executive training courses attended by 636 professionals
  • Incremental external funding in excess of $16 million achieved through 19 externally funded research projects, such as:
    * Project Neptune – National Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring and Modelling of Singapore Coastal Waters (National Environment Agency)
    Modelling of Water Quality in Punggol-Serangoon Reservoirs and Waterway (PUB Singapore),
    * 3Di – Next Generation Urban Flood Forecast System (PUB Singapore)
    Citizen Scientist Network (HSBC and EarthWatch)
    * Capacity Development for Peatland Management in Jambi, Indonesia (National Environment Agency,)
    * Bioremediation in Bishan Park (Center for Urban Greenery and Ecology,)
    * Water-Energy Nexus (JTC)

Complete summary of SDWA achievements is captured in the Compendium.

On these pages you can find information on the research projects and education programme carried out by SDWA.