Water Champions

Water Champions initiate or implement water reforms in their chosen field, and are directly involved in improving the water situation in their respective countries.

  • 1 Dec 2009

    Harry Seah: Making the Unthinkable Drinkable

    Mr. Harry Seah is the Director of the Technology and Water Quality Office of PUB Singapore, the national agency responsible for managing the country's water resources.
  • 1 Dec 2009

    Sahari Ani: Floating Toilets for Floating Villages

    Mr. Sahari Ani, CEO of Lien Aid works on the premise that safe water and sanitation are the most basic building blocks for development without which many communities cannot break the cycle of poverty.
  • 1 Dec 2008

    Tjoek Walujo Subijanto: Blending Corporate Spirit with Public Service

    How is PJT 1 different from other agencies managing river basins in Indonesia? You can categorize river basin organizations (RBOs) in Indonesia into 2 types - either as corporate or public utility.
  • 1 Dec 2008

    Rogelio L. Singson: Maynilad's New Lease on Life

    What is Maynilad's overall strategy in the coming years We have 5 strategic goals that will guide our projects for the next 5 years - improve network and operational efficiency; improve organizational efficiency and right size the organization; create shareholder value; focus on customer care; and improve corporate image.
  • 1 Dec 2008

    MAMSL Attanayake: Innovating an Institution

    An interview with Mr. MAMSL Attanayake of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), the principal authority providing safe drinking water and facilitating the provision of sanitation in Sri Lanka
  • 1 Dec 2008

    Kuniyoshi Takeuchi: Managing Disasters through Knowledge and Localism

    Have you personally felt the impact of water disasters? I was born in Kyoto near the Kamo River. It was there that I swam, caught fish, and enjoyed myself with neighborhood friends. Kamo River had a very high flow one day and wiped everything away from the floodplain, including the various vegetables my father planted. I've never forgotten the angry, growling flow I saw and heard then as our neighborhood lined up atop the levee.
  • 1 Dec 2008

    Adrian Yeo Piah Song: Safe Drinking Water in an Instant

    How did you come up with your device? Back in 2004, I was doing my PhD in membrane technology. As I got more familiar with the technology, I felt that it could work as a simplified method for creating drinking water. I kicked the idea around with friends and did more research, but the Asian tsunami gave me the impetus to get something done. Everyone was bringing mountains of drinking water into Aceh and I thought that wouldn't be sustainable. So I started working on an easy to assemble/use/maintain system.