‘SCEnaRioS – Water’ is an international collaboration between Science Centre Singapore, Questacon in Australia and Guangdong Science Centre in Guangzhou, China, and one of several pilot projects in the global SCEnaRioS initiative. Its objective is to engage youth with the topic of sustainability, producing online resources that will be shared worldwide and, specifically, were featured at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London and was presented at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio on 19/20 June 2012.
In Singapore, the students involved are members of the Singapore Academy of Young Engineers & Scientists (SAYES), a science club based at Science Centre Singapore. The students researched on Singapore’s four National Taps and surveyed Singaporeans’ household water consumption habits and public attitudes to water conservation. They also conducted a major investigation into the acceptance by the public of the introduction of reclaimed water into Singapore’s drinking water supplies.
To challenge a commonly held public perception about Singapore’s reclaimed water product, NEWater, the students conducted blind tastings of NEWater and common brands of bottled mineral water. They held public taste-testing sessions in the Science Centre as well as at a World Water Day event.
Below are some of the videos and animations that have been produced for this project.
This video was created by Questacon with contributions from Science Centre Singapore and Guangdong Science Centre for a RIo+20 side event to showcase the importance of young people's views on sustainable development.
This video was created by Questacon with contributions from Science Centre Singapore and Guangdong Science Centre for the Planet Under Pressure Conference in March 2012.
This video was created by members of the SCEnaRioS Singapore team to show the process of producing NEWater.
This video was created by members of the SCEnaRioS Singapore team to show Singapore's 4 National Taps with a focus on reservoirs.