Two-thirds of Singapore functions as local catchment areas. Under the Active, Beautiful, and Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme, PUB has embarked on a journey to harness the full potential of our waters by integrating them with our environment. Over the past 2 to 3 years, other public agencies and private developers have also embraced the ABC Waters design that leads to improvement in water quality, enhanced biodiversity and new recreational space for people to get closer to water.
With more ABC Waters projects, there is a need to ensure that suitably qualified engineers, architects or landscape architects are on board to undertake the designs of such water features. IES is collaborating with PUB and other agencies to introduce the ABC Waters Professional Programme. The programme is aimed at building up the expertise in the area of ABC Waters design and increase the competitiveness of professionals in the Singapore market as well as within the region.
The objective of the Programme is to create awareness of ABC Waters design concept and its application in Singapore amongst professionals in the industry and to train professionals in the design, implementation and maintenance of ABC Waters Design features. Four core modules (CU1 to CU 4) and five elective modules (EU 1 to EU 5) are offered under the ABC Waters Professional programme. The Programme commenced on 16 Sep 2011 and with the number of participants increasing year-on-year.
Participants who complete all four core modules plus any two elective modules would be eligible to be registered as an ABC Waters Professional subject to full compliance with Registration Criteria of IES, SIA or SILA. Participants who complete any single module would receive certificate of attendance and a result slip for the module completed.
For more details on upcoming runs of the modules, please contact IES Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6463 9211.
A new applicant for registration as an ABC Waters Professional must satisfy the following:
Any waiver to the above requirements must be approved by the ABC Waters Professional Monitoring Committee.
Professional Engineers/ Architects/ Landscape architects completed 4 cores and 2 electives ABC Waters modules who are interested in registering as ABC Waters Professionals must submit their application for registration within 2 years from the day they have completed the last module.
For new applicants, please submit the completed New Application Form (click here) and attach the following supporting documents:
a) A copy of Membership Certificate;
b) A copy of a valid Practicing Certificate issued under the Professional
Engineers Board for IES member, A copy of valid Practicing Certificate issued
under the Board of Architect for SIA member, or Full member certificate issued
under SILA for SILA member, respectively;
c) Applicants are required to produce 4 core and 2 elective modules result slips under the
ABC Waters Professional Programme (not more than 2 years from last module taken);
d) A copy of a minimum academic qualification of degree in
- Civil Engineering
- Architecture or
- Landscape Architecture
e) Total fee of $321.00 (including GST) comprising:
- Application fee (non-refundable) * $100 (subject to GST) and
- Annual Subscription fee $100 (subject to GST). 2 years - $214.00
Cheque shall be made payable to:
"Engineers Singapore Pte Ltd", "Singapore Institute of Architects" or "Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects" , as applicable.
Note: PEs who are IES members can submit their application with the
New Application Form (click here) and supporting documents to
The Institution of Engineers Singapore
70 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289758
Attn: ABC Waters Professional Registry
With effect from 1st October 2016, renewal period will be changed from yearly to once every 2 years
Cheque shall be made payable to:
"Engineers Singapore Pte Ltd", "Singapore Institute of Architects" or "Singapore Institute Of Landscape Architects", as applicable.
|Programme Modules||Calendar of Modules|
|New Application Form||Renewal Form (Revised 28 Oct 2018)|
|Activities for Renewal|
|1 June 2017||Change in Renewal Period starting 1 Oct 2016|
|22 March 2016||ABC Waters at Potong Pasir - A Case Study|
|4 June 2014||ABC Waters Professional - SIWW - "Enhancing the Liveability of Our Environment|