Expert Panel on Drainage Design and Flood Protection Measures
The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) has appointed an Expert Panel on Drainage Design and Flood Protection Measures on 30 June 2011.
The Expert Panel is chaired by Prof Chan Eng Soon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore. The members of the panel are drawn from academia, professional bodies, private and public sectors. Their fields of expertise include civil and hydraulic engineering, flood control and climate science.
The expert panel will conduct an in-depth review of the flood protection measures that will be implemented in Singapore over the next decade. This 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 take six months, with two to three meetings in Singapore.
The first meeting took place on 8-9 July 2011, with a second one slated for September 2011.
Click here for a full list of the external panel.
First Meeting of the Expert Panel on Drainage Design and Flood Protection Measures
Members of the expert panel had the first meeting on 8 and 9 July 2011. They were given a briefing on Singapore’s drainage design approach and the recent flood incidents, as well as the flood protection measures adopted.
The expert panel also visited the Marina Barrage for a better understanding of its flood control function. This was followed by a visit to some parts of the Stamford and Bukit Timah canals, as well as buildings within these catchments.
Click here to read the materials shared with the expert panel.
Interim Update by the Expert Panel on Drainage Design and Flood Protection Measures
The expert panel convened its second meeting from 26 to 30 September 2011. Click here to read the statement issued by the Expert Panel following the meeting.
Executive Summary of Recommendations by the Expert Panel on Drainage Design and Flood Protection Measures
The expert panel convened its final meeting from 9 to 10 January 2011. Click here to read the Executive Summary of the Expert Panel’s recommendations. To view the full report of the Expert Panel, click here.