8 Jul 2011
Dunman High School hosted this year’s Asian Water Symposium on 6 July 2011, with an audience of 350 students, ranging from the age of 13 to 19. The keynote speaker of the day was Mr Anders Berntell, executive director of Stockholm International Water Institute.
Mr Eugene Heng from Waterways Watch Society gave an insightful talk on the direct impact of global warming on water supplies and agriculture. Highlighting the upcoming development of sports hub and garden by the bay, Mr Heng challenged students to not pollute the environment whilst enjoying these new facilities. He also urged students to take part in movement 364 that was launched on last year’s Asian Water Symposium with the aim of practicing good recycling and reusing habits everyday.
The past, present and forecasted future of the Singapore River was highlighted as well to remind students on how our clean and green city should not be taken for granted.
By Tang Chee Xuan