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Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 22:55 HKT/SGT

Source: Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)
Lee Kuan Yew Water and World City 2010 Prizes Awarded

SIWW, Singapore, June 29, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew presented the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water and World City Prizes to the 2010 laureates this evening. At the event, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew also held a dialogue session with some 700 global leaders and policy makers, business leaders, industry experts and academia, who are in Singapore for the Singapore International Water Week and World Cities Summit.

For its outstanding accomplishments in integrated river basin management along China's second longest river, the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, and is Asia's first recipient of the prize since it was launched in 2008. YRCC's innovative policies and solutions have brought about widespread and sustainable social, economic and environment benefits to over 100 million people. In just 10 years, the remarkable transformation of Yellow River by YRCC has restored extensive areas of wetlands and biodiversity, and protected some 90 million people from devastating floods.

The inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize was awarded to Bilbao City Hall in recognition of its integrated and holistic approach in urban transformation. From a post-industrial city, Bilbao was transformed into a vibrant metropolis through a chronological and systematic order of development over 25 years. The establishment of Bilbao Ria 2000 is also testimony to the city's visionary leadership, commitment to long-term planning, strong processes and supporting infrastructure. Bilbao is an exemplary city that continually re-invents and evolves itself amidst dynamic changes, which will serve as an inspiration to cities worldwide. The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is fully sponsored by Keppel Corporation.

About Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies and tap business opportunities. SIWW is part of the strategic programme of the Singapore Government to grow the water industry and develop water technologies.

Held in between the main SIWW editions, the SIWW Spotlight series are exclusive by-invitation events to continue the dialogue from SIWW and foster ongoing exchanges on pressing challenges faced by the water industry worldwide. This meeting of minds focuses on critical issues and discussions in greater depth, where the outcomes will shape the programme and content for SIWW.

These events are organised by Singapore International Water Week Pte Ltd, a company set up by Singapore's Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources and PUB, Singapore's national water agency. The 7th Singapore International Water Week will be held in conjunction with the 5th World Cities Summit and the 3rd CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, from 10 - 14 July 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. For more information, visit www.siww.com.sg.

Aaron Yeo
Burson-Marsteller for Singapore International Water Week
Tel: +65 6829 9333
Email: [email protected]

Lim Le-Anne
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore
Tel: +65 6321 8219
Email: [email protected]

Source: Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

Topic: Awards
Sectors: Water, Environment, Daily News
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