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Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)

Cultivating an Appreciation

We enjoy collaborating with non-government organisations (NGOs) who share the same passion and commitment to spread our water messages to their own communities and networks.

Waterways Watch Society (WSS)

WWS is a special volunteer group that was formed in 1998. Their objective is to monitor, restore and protect the aesthetics of our waterways. WWS aspires to bring the community together to love our waters and to inspire stewardship for our environment. Their volunteers have been working with PUB to care for the waterways. Some activities include:

  • Regular bike/boat/kayak patrols along Singapore River and Marina Reservoir
  • Marina Bike Learning Trail : Participants cycle along Marina Reservoir and learn about the history, culture and biodiversity of the area 
  • The "River Monster" Programme : Students are taught to appreciate Singapore's waterways and participate in a clean-up activity at Marina Reservoir
  • Water Quality Monitoring Programme: Participants get the opportunity to test the quality of water at Marina Reservoir through a series of fun science experiments

Waterways Watch Society regularly conducts patrols and clean-ups along Marina Reservoir and Singapore River

Nature Society (Singapore) (NSS)

The NSS is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the region. Formerly known as the Singapore branch of the Malayan Nature Society, the branch was formed in 1954 and became Nature Society (Singapore) in 1991.

Run by volunteers, NSS works closely with PUB to conduct the following programmes:

  • Quarterly bird watching walks for the community at Kranji Marshlands and Lorong Halus Wetland
  • Biodiversity surveys to improve bird habitats at Kranji Marshlands

In recognition of their contribution to the water cause, NSS was presented the Watermark Award 2012. 



Dr Ho Hua Chew from Nature Society Singapore regularly conducts nature walks for members of the public at Kranji Marshland


Gamefish and Aquatic Rehabilitation Society (GARS)

GARS was founded in 2009 by a group of anglers to preserve Singapore’s freshwater habitats. GARS supports sustainable fishing practices and adopts a conservation-focused approach to promote a thriving ecosystem in freshwater habitats. In 2013, GARS adopted Lower Seletar Reservoir and the society regularly conducts educational fishing clinics for members of the public.

GARS has worked with PUB for the following:

  • Designing and implementing a pilot project to construct an artificial wetland for fish minnows to thrive.
  • Collaborating with students from Yishun Secondary School to monitor the fish eco-system at Lower Seletar Reservoir.
  • Educating the public on responsible fishing through an informative brochure.

Gamefish & Aquatic Rehabilitation Society conducting a fishing clinic for members of the public at Lower Seletar Reservoir