Singapore, June 30 - Following flooding incidents in Singapore over de past year, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore (MEWR) has appointed an Expert Panel to conduct an in-depth review of flood protection measures that will be implemented in Singapore over the next decade. The Dutch research institute Deltares will take part in this expert panel.

The panel will be headed by Professor Chan Eng Soon, dean of engineering at the National University of Singapore. The experts were selected based on recommendations from industry professionals and academics.

Mapping of flood prone areas
The review will involve an assessment of Singapore’s current drainage infrastructure, topography of flood prone areas, projected weather patterns, current and future building plans, information systems and potential new technological solutions.

The review is expected to be completed in six months.

Delta areas, coastal zone and river basins
Deltares is a leading, independent, Dutch-based research institute and specialist consultancy for matters relating to water, soil and the subsurface. It supplies advanced expertise to help people live safely and sustainably in delta areas, coastal zones and river basins. It also develops knowledge in partnerships with universities, other knowledge institutions and the business sector, not only in government research programmes but also in contract research. Deltares has more than 800 employees, and we are based in Delft and Utrecht.

More information: Deltares, Delft + 31 88 335 8273

Read more on the expert panel on the blogpost of the new Minister for Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.