OUR HISTORY & ACHIEVEMENTS

Inspired by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s efforts to clean up the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in the 1970s, the initial focus of Waterways Watch Society’s environmental cause was to keep Singapore’s waterways clean and safe for all to enjoy by organising voluntary clean-up patrols on the weekends. Over the past two decades, our mission has broadened beyond our clean-up patrols to include providing environmental educational programmes to spread awareness on the importance of keeping our waterways clean and safe and rally individuals to do their part for our environment.

Timeline

2011
January 1

Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium Award

Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium Award

Received the Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium Award for 11 years of participation in the International Coastal Clean-up Singapore (ICCS)

2013
January 1

Institution of Public Character

WWS was granted the Institution of Public Character (IPC) status

2014
February 23

First Branch Office

First Branch Office

WWS established its first branch office in Punggol

September 2

President’s Award for the Environment (Individual)

President’s Award for the Environment (Individual)

Mr. Eugene Heng, CEO & Founder of WWS was awarded the President’s Award for the Environment (Individual)

2015
January 1

Expansion of office

Expansion to new premises under the Merdeka Bridge

June 1

Development of Biodiversity Pond

Development of Biodiversity Pond

Re-developed a corner of the waterfront at Kallang Basin from a litter hotspot into a mini Biodiversity Pond as part of WWS’ Biodiversity Pond and Park Project to raise public awareness about our environment and biodiversity, and to revitalize and beautify Kallang Riverside Park, with the support of Ascendas Gives Foundation.

December 1

Partnership on Solor Powered Container with NP

Partnership on Solor Powered Container with NP

Partnered Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Mechanical Engineering Division) to build a fully Solar Powered Container, which is located right outside our premises at Kallang Riverside Park

2017
January 1

Adopter of ABC Waters Site

Adopter of ABC Waters Site

Since January 2017, WWS is an adopter of the ABC Waters Site, Kallang River (Upper Boon Keng – Sims Avenue).

March 18

First Major Public Event

First Major Public Event

WWS held its first major public event – Eco-Carnival – in conjunction with World Water Day. The Eco-Carnival has since been an annual public event to bring people together to love our waters.

June 1

Clean-up Patrol on Pedal-boat

Clean-up Patrol on Pedal-boat

WWS added pedal-boat as its latest mode of environmental clean-up patrol

Awards & Government Endorsement

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

PUB Honourary Award

GPC

Participation in clean and green week 1998

ENDORSEMENT FROM PUB

ENDORSEMENT FROM NEA

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