Local institutions are also actively involved in the sustainable water research program. For example, NTU launched their Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) in 2008. Research institute like this ensures that Singapore is at the forefront of environmental and water technologies.
Institutions like NEWRI may serve 3 functions.
Education – Students and researchers can learn ways to conserve the environment and our water resources.
Research – With the latest R&D equipment and grants awarded, institutes like NRWRI provides researchers with an ideal workplace for green innovations.
Applications– Bridging research and industry; development of industry-relevant applications that will benefit our community.
For more information about NEWRI: http://newri.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx