9-15 March 2015 SUMMARY
Singapore World Water Day Brings The Community Together! Here’s a summary on the activities enthusiastically organised by the community for the community.
9-13 March: Fernvale Primary School’s week-long celebration for Singapore World Water Day
To celebrate Singapore World Water Day, parent volunteers from Fernvale Primary School set up booths to educate the students on water pollution, water purification and water conservation. The students also put up skits on water conservation for assembly during the week.
11 March: Water-themed carnival at Chongzheng Primary School
A water-themed carnival at Chongzheng Primary School by children for children drew 800 primary school students where they learnt about various water-related topics such as water pollution, ways to save water and the Four National Taps.
12 March – NEWater Visitor Centre Tour by GE Aviation
GE Aviation raising awareness on the importance of water sustainability among its staff through a visit to NEWater Visitor Centre and participation in a rain garden workshop.
12 March – Launch of “A Water Wally Adventure: The Surprise Visitor” pre-school storybook with National Library Board
The “A Water Wally Adventure: The Surprise Visitor” pre-school storybook was developed in partnership with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, National Library Board and Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.
13 March – MEWR Family Celebrates World Water Day
A fun-filled event at Environment Building Foyer led by the Eco Committee garnered 800 over staff from the MEWR Family. Activities such as the Water Audit Challenge and other exciting booths let you pledge your commitment to saving water, learn more about the environment and also experience how it feels for people to walk miles to get access to clean water
14 March – Science Centre Singapore conducts ‘Water with Mi’ Workshop
In collaboration with the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Tokyo, Science Centre organized a ‘Water with Mi’ workshop to share about the different water circulation systems in life. Participants also heard from a research scientist on new technologies for water treatment!
14 March – North East Compressport Run 2015 in conjunction with Singapore World Water Day
The annual North East series of running events organized by Pasir Ris Punggol and Punggol East Community Sports Clubs aim to connect participants and runners of different demographics and fitness levels to come together to enjoy a leisurely run or walk. This year’s North East Compressport Run was held along the scenic stretch of Punggol Waterway. In conjunction with Singapore World Water Day celebrations, participants made a pledge for water on their running bibs.
14 March – Bukit View Secondary School organizes a Water Conservation Animation Competition
15 primary schools participated in the Water Conservation Animation Competition that was organized by Bukit View Secondary School and supported by Anglican High School and Pei Hwa Secondary School. The primary school students created on water issues.
14 and 15 March – Band of Doodlers’s Largest Hand Drawn SG50 Banner
The Band of Doodlers has set a new Singapore Book of Records for largest doodled banner as part of the World Water Day celebrations and in conjunction with SG50. Do check it out at the Singapore Sports Hub from 21 March onwards!
14 and 15 March – Project K.an 2015
Organised by Kampong Chai Chee CC YEC, the programme helped the less-well-to-do families in the constituency by distributing canned food and also advising the residents on good water practices during the house visits. Over 300 youth volunteers were involved in reaching out to over 13,000 households in the constituency.
15 March – SAVA’s MR500 dragon boat race at Jurong Lake
SAVA’s annual MR500 dragon boat competition was held at Jurong lake, in conjunction with Singapore World Water Day. More than 2000 participants learned about the importance of keeping our waters clean.
15 March – Anchor Vale CC organizes learning trail for residents
Anchor Vale CC led efforts for Pei Hwa School students to facilitate guided trails for the residents on Sunday, 15 March 2015 as part of Singapore World Water Day.
15 March – Community Effort to Conserve Water during Heartlland Chingay @ Bukit Panjang Town
Residents in Bukit Panjang were reminded of how they do their part to save water as part of Chingay celebrations at the heartlands. Minister Vivian Balakrishnan together with Grassroots Advisers Mr Liang Eng Hwa and Dr Teo Ho Pin were present at the event together with 30,000 residents.
Month of March – True Yoga – Save Water, Save Lives Campaign
Since January 2015, True Yoga has been reaching out to its members to take shorter showers and save water. The savings on True Yoga’s water bills will then be donated the Community Chest and the Catholic Foundation. True Yoga is also organizing a mass yoga session on 21 March at the Singapore World Water Day celebrations at Sports Hub.
MPH and Books Kinokuniya bookstores will be giving away free water conservation bookmarks and the newly launched children’s storybook, “Water Wally Adventure: The Surprise Visitor”.
Month of March – Diageo’s Water Conservation Outreach
Children of employees from Diageo had a whale of a time learning about water conservation during their Family Day at Azzura Beach Club, Sentoso. Diageo has also been conducting an Asia Pacific wide Awareness Campaign which will cover around 2000 employees from 50 office locations. They have also been sharing completed water projects and best practices that were implemented such as auto flush in toilets, water efficient taps and dishwashers in pantry, several water optimization and recycling projects.
Month of March – YTL Power Seraya’s PLAY Programme
Poi Ching Primary School students having fun during a PLAY (Punggol Learning Adventure for Youths) session. On 14 March, YTL PowerSeraya officially launched PLAY together with its knowledge partner Waterways Watch Society. PLAY aims to raise awareness on water issues locally and globally.
Month of March – Outreach on Water Conservation by SingPost
Month of March – Outreach to residents at North East Café Corners
There are over 100 Café Corners in the northeast district of Singapore where residents can bond and relax over a cup of free coffee. For Singapore World Water Day, resident volunteers at the Café Corners will be sharing water conservation tips with the residents to lower their daily water consumption.
Month of March – Islandwide Outreach Efforts on Water Conservation
In conjunction with Singapore World Water Day, various posters promoting good water saving habits have been put up at residential areas and community centres to raise the public’s awareness on water conservation.
Month of March – Singapore World Water Day @ KidStop
To commemorate Singapore World Water Day in March, KidsStop at Singapore Science Centre is reinforcing water messages in their play area and even their washrooms. Water Wally Activity Booklets are also distributed to parents so that they can educate children on water-related topics.