News Media

Channel News Asia Documentary – Blueprint for Survival(EP2)

17 January 2018
Watch NERI’s director, Prof Ong Choon Nam and NERI PI Prof Gong Zhi Yuan share insights on how they were involved in the NEWater development to overcome Singapore’s water shortage issues.

Toggle – The Last Drop(EP2)

1 March 2017
Catch Prof Prakash Kumar in Channel NewsAsia’s documentary, The Last Drop. This episode featured research work by Prof Prakash and his team from the NUS Environmental Research Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, where he shared how the study of nature could provide solutions to the water scarcity crisis that Asia faces.

The Straits Times – NUS Launches event to promote environmental sustainability

29 August 2017
NERI participated in the two-day sustainability exhibition and showcased our efforts in supporting the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint.

The Straits Times – PUB gets smart

1 July 2016
National water agency PUB will showcase its smart technologies at the upcoming Singapore International Water Week. Here is a look at some of these smart developments

The Straits Times – PUB keen to send in the drones

1 July 2016
To monitor water quality, PUB has developed a robotic swan together with the National University of Singapore Environmental Research Institute and the Tropical Marine Science Institute.

Channel NewsAsia – Why are haze-causing fires hard to put out?

5 November 2015
The recent haze was caused by fires in the peat swamp forests of Sumatra and Kalimantan which are extremely difficult to put out. Professor Sanjay Swarup of the NUS Environmental Research Institute explains why.

NUS News – NUSwan: Water sentinel

31 July 2015
NUSwan, developed by two NUS institutes — the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) and NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI), is being test-bedded at Pandan and Marina reservoirs until September 2015...

Channel NewsAsia – Robot swans bring new advanced technology to water testing

5 July 2015
Developed by a team at the National University of Singapore (NUS), in conjunction with the national water agency PUB, the NUSwan utilises advanced water monitoring technology, fitted into the shell that closely resembles a living, breathing bird....

Nature’s water cleansers

10 June 2015
NUS scientists have found how raw water that collects in channels within megacities gets cleaned-up naturally, with help from multitudes of microbes.