Watch: Drinking Water Distribution Systems & Alternative Water Resources Webinar

Bringing together academics and industry members from the UK and Singapore, the ‘R&D and Innovation in the Water Sector’  webinar series aims to address problems relating to the water cycle, from source to tap, and expand on the innovations that have been developed to combat these issues.

This is a joint series from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC), Singapore National Biofilm Consortium (SNBC)Singapore Membrane Consortium (SGMEM) and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE).

The first webinar focused on biofilms in the water distribution systems and membrane development for reverse osmosis (RO). Recordings of two of the talks are available to watch on this page. Slides from three of the presentations and the question and answers from the session are also available to download below.


Professor Wang Rong, Director at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC), under the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI).

Talk title: Development of novel biomimetic Reverse Osmosis hollow fibre membranes without aquaporin – from lab study toward commercialization.

Stuart Knott, Innovation Project Manager at Anglian Water.

Talk title: An overview of biofilm issues in Anglian Water’s water distribution systems.

Dr Katherine Fish, from Sheffield Water Centre (SWC) at the University of Sheffield.

Talk title: Life at the Wall – Understanding distribution system biofilms and their impact on water quality.