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Invitation to PUB’s Grant Call Information Session on 12 Dec 2019



PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, launched a Directed Request for Proposals (RFPs) on 2 Dec 2019 under the Competitive Research Programme (Water) to invite researchers and industries to develop solutions on the topic of “Low-energy Low-chemical Pre/Post-Treatment for Seawater Desalination”.


2             Energy efficiency for desalination has been a key research topic for Singapore. So far, significant research efforts have been directed to improve the main desalting step. To complement these ongoing efforts, pre-/post-treatment of desalination is recognised as  a potential area for improvement and warrants further investigation. This Directed RFP 1901 hence solicits low-energy and low-chemical solutions for A) pre-treatment processes, and/or B) post-treatment processes (particularly boron removal) for seawater desalination. Proposed solutions related to main desalting step as an alternative to the existing (commercial) SWRO, which can improve and/or optimise the overall desalination treatment process, will also be considered in this RFP. More details on the RFP can be found in the Fact Sheet as attached in Annex A.


3             We are pleased to invite you to the PUB Grant Call Information Session on 12 Dec 2019, 9.30am – 12.00pm. This session will provide more information on the Directed RFP and you will get a chance to clarify specific queries.


4             The details of the Information Session are as follows:


Date                      :             Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

Time                      :             9.30am – 12.00pm

Venue                   :             Pierce Auditorium, Level 2, SgWA, 80 Toh Guan Road East, Waterhub, 608575


** We strongly encourage you to take public transportation to Waterhub as there is only season parking available in the building. For Alternative Car Park near Waterhub, please refer to Annex B.

Duration Item
9.30am – 10.00am Registration

*Breakfast will be provided

10.00am – 10.15am Welcome Remarks


By Ryan Yuen, Deputy Director, Industry and Technology Collaboration Department, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency & Managing Director, Singapore International Water Week

10.15am – 10.45am Briefing on Grant Call 1901


By Yunita Tan, Senior Assistant Director, Technology Department, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency

10.45am – 11.00am General Q&A Session
11.00am – 12.00pm RFP Booths

Attendees can visit the RFP booths for specific queries on the grant call.

12.00pm End of session


5             To enable a targeted and fruitful session, you are welcome to send in questions beforehand by replying to this email, so that we can address your queries over the presentation and Q&A session on the day of the roadshow.


6             We hope to see you on 12 Dec 2019 (Thu). Please RSVP by 6 Dec 2019 (Fri), 5pm by replying to this email ( with your particulars below. You may also contact Ms Linda Lim at +65 6805 6445 for further information.


Name Organisation Designation Contact Number Email Address


Thank you.