SDWA carried out eight research programmes in three themes. In addition to these research programmes, several applied research and specialist consultancy projects were carried out. The overview below links to a description of each of the projects.
Upper Peirce Research Programme: improve understanding of hydrodynamic, chemical, biological, and biochemical processes in tropical reservoirs through experimental work, modelling and advanced and innovative monitoring.
Multi-objective Multiple Reservoir Research Programme: developing tools for the most complex water systems, in order to support appropriate management decisions.
Aquatic Science Centre – Pandan Research Programme: towards improved urban water management through the establishment of an Aquatic Science Centre in Singapore.
MHBox: understanding the causes of residual, non-tidal sea levels and currents (anomalies) in the Singapore region and from the understanding to develop a potential maritime decision support system for various potential stakeholders.
Sediment: aimed to determine the processes responsible for the increased turbidity by identification of a sediment budget of the Singapore coastal waters, including the main sources and sinks (and the changes thereof) and of the dominant sediment transport mechanisms.
Corals and Seagrass: aimed to improve understanding of the natural dynamics of seagrass and coral ecosystems in tropical coastal waters in response to environmental variability in turbidity and sedimentation.
Peatland: aims to support large-scale science-based implementation of improved water management and improved spatial planning of production and conservation areas in peatlands in Southeasdt Asia.
Applied Research and Specialist Consultancy Projects
- Punggol-Serangoon Reservoir Study (PUB/HDB)
- Punggol Waterway Study (HDB)
- Under Carriageway Water Storage (JTC)
- Water Intake/Outfall Studies (Private Sector)
- Plant Selection Study (NParks/CUGE)
- Water Quality Study (NParks/CUGE)
- Peatland Management Programme (NEA)