Green Drinks Talk & Discussion: PUB Stormwater Management Strategies

In this special mid-month session of Green Drinks, PUB’s Chief Engineer for Drainage Planning, Ridzuan Ismail shares their strategic approach in drainage design and flood management in Singapore.

Following this, we have a panel discussion moderated by Grace Chua of The Straits Times, with Ridzuan, Yuen Sai Kuan from National Climate Change Secretariat, Eugene Heng from Waterways Watch Society, and Liew Yien Phin from Black & Veatch. Join us!

Date: 14 November 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 6.30pm onwards
Venue: Hood Bar & Cafe, #05-07 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street (opposite Bugis Junction)
Admission fee: Any one drink! Please support the venue :)
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About our speaker and panellists

Mr Ridzuan Ismail is the Chief Engineer for Drainage Planning in PUB’s Catchment and Waterways Department. His duties include overseeing the catchment development controls and master planning of the drainage systems in Singapore, through a holistic design approach that adopts solutions at source, pathways and receptors. He is also responsible in formulating the drainage and flood management policies and planning considerations, including its application to all public and private development. Mr Ridzuan has B.Eng (Civil) Degree from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Business Administration (Nanyang Fellows) from the Nanyang Technological University.

Mr Yuen Sai Kuan is the Director, 3P Network Division of the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) in the Prime Minister’s Office. He oversees NCCS’ outreach and engagement initiatives with the People, Private and Public (3P) sectors on climate change.

Mr Yuen graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with an Honours degree in Chemistry and Computational Science. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from NUS and a Master of Science degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics, UK.

Mr Yuen was one of the recipients of the inaugural batch of Public Utilities Board (PUB) undergraduate scholarships in 1991. He joined PUB in 1996 and worked on initiatives such as the NEWater demonstration project and restructuring of the Singapore energy market. Mr Yuen was seconded to the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources from June 2004 to June 2011 where he held appointments in water policy, industry development and corporate development.

Mr Eugene Heng is the Founder and current Chairman of Waterways Watch Society (1998), a non-government and non-profit society. Under his leadership, the society has won many awards including the very prestigious President’s Award for the Environment and PUB’s Watermark Honorary Award, as well as the public service award- PBM (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) for his work and is today much recognised by various partners like PUB, NEA and NParks.

With over 30 years of experience with a foreign bank, Eugene has been involved in environment work when working for the bank, which had given him green awards, and he has served under GPC(Government Parliamentary Committee) Environment in the 1990′s. Eugene has also served in advisory committee relating to environmental issues in Singapore e.g. Water Focus Group, Policy Study Work group on Physical and Environment Sustainability and Member of the Singapore Green Plan 2012 Coordinating Committee. He is presently a member of the Singapore Water Network and Public Hygiene Council.

Eugene is also a Singapore Justice of the Peace.

Liew Yien Phin is Project Director for Black & Veatch’s global water business, where she provides leadership and oversight to water assignments in Singapore. She plays a key role in the development of talent within the Singapore office, which is home to Black & Veatch’s Global Design Centre for Water and is a Centre of Excellence for Desalination.

Ms Liew brings more than 20 years experience in design, procurement, construction management and project management of major water, wastewater and resources-related projects. Her role also sees her serve as a Project Director, responsible for project pursuit and delivery.

Ms Liew is Project Director for the Drainage Master Plan Study (Western Catchment). In recent years, she also served as Watershed Manager for the Master Plan and implementation phase for the Western Catchment of the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) programme and for the study, design and construction supervision of the 15 million imperial gallons per day (migd) (68,000 m3/d) Jurong Membrane Bioreactor Plant (MBR) in Singapore.

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