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Programmes at SGWA


The Singapore Water Academy is a practitioner-focused institute in urban water management. The Academy levera​ges on PUB’s experience in serving Singapore’s water needs to provide a suite of programmes that enhances water management com​petencies.

As a leading water utility with world-leading systems and facilities, the Academy brings its experience into the classroom with its team of experienced practitioners. The Academy also taps on PUB’s network of international experts and the vibrant ecosystem of companies and research institutes in Singapore to share the latest advancements and practices in water management.

The Academy offers programmes for both local and international water professionals. Click on the course directory​​ and WSQ courses for Industry  to find out more.

Programme Framework

​​Programmes offered by the Academy include:

​​Singapore Water Management Series


​​​​​The Singapore Water Academy’s Urban Water Management Series will offer water professionals practition​​er-based technical solutions in urban water sustainability.

If you are a senior utility or industry technical water practitioner, we invite you to join us in the SgWA Urban Water Management Series.

You will hear from leaders in their fields who will bring best practices in different aspects of urban water management in​to the classroom, using Singapore as a case study.​​​​​​​​​​​

The Singapore Water Management Series focuses on the 4 key areas of: ​
A. Water Quality Management​
B​. Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management
C. Water Supply Network
D. Water Reuse

For more information, please click here.​

The next course will be on Water Reuse and course dates will be released when available.​

For more information on the course highlights, please click here ​to download the brochure.


En​gineering and Operations


These programmes enhance competencies of operators and engineers. They also enhance the water industry’s level of competency to better deliver water projects and services. They comprise a series of courses that cover different aspects of the water loop.

Target Participants

  • New Operators and Engineers starting out on a career in the water sector
  • Mid-to-senior engineers who want to deepen their knowledge

Certification courses

Accredited to WSQ
For operators, technicians, supervisors and engineers:

Different levels of courses covering various aspects of urban water management.

To apply for WSQ courses, please click here​.

Continuing Education Courses
For operators and engineers in the industry:

A range of technical courses conducted in partnership with reputable organisations e.g. Singapore Water Association, International Desalination Association etc.


Urban Water Management Series
For engineers:​

Topical short courses on various aspects of urban water management e.g. Water Reuse, Water Quality & Treatment, Urban Flood Management and ABC Waters, Water Supply Network.

​​Business Leadership and Governance


These programmes support Singapore as a Global Hydrohub, and provide platforms to create mindshare and opportunities for business networking. They include water governance programmes for officials to share practical knowledge of effective water policy.

Target Participants

  • Senior executives already in leadership roles
  • Middle managers that are groomed for future leadership
  • ​Mid-to-senior officials in regulatory roles

​For C-suite executives:​

Engage in dialogues with thought leaders in business and management, and network among peers with other water business leaders.


For mid-to-senior management executives:

Business leadership and market insights course to prepare executives for leadership roles in their organisations.


Temasek Foundation Water Leadership Programme
For mid-to-senior government officials:

Water policy-focused programme co-developed with LKYSPP.


Business Opportunity Workshops (to be announced soon)
For executives:

Region-focused workshops covering water business opportunities, tips and insights into doing business within the region, and supported by regional trade agencies or development banks.

International Programmes


The Academy conducts International Programmes for global professionals. Dedicated programmes for international participants include the Singapore Cooperation ​Programmes (SCP) sponsored by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Temasek Foundation Water Leadership Programme jointly conducted by the Singapore Water Academy and the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Water Policy, Institute of Water Policy.


The Academy works closely with strategic partners like the Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Singapore Water Association, NUS Enterprise and the International Desalination Association (IDA) to build expertise and groom the water workforce.

NUS Enterprise Logo  IDA Desalination Academy Logo

Customised Programmes


Customised Programmes

​The Academy provides customised programmes to address differing needs of different customers. Each customised programme is designed carefully to address specific desired learning outcomes, and is usually coupled with site visits to relevant facilities. The Academy has also conducted customised programmes overseas, in China, India and the Middle East.

Contact us for a discussion about your learning needs.

Ms Jessica
Contact: +65 6885 2538​​​​​​​​​​​