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Water Efficiency Manager

Topic:Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    07 Mar 2023 to 09 Mar 2023
  • Registration Period:

    03 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023
  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 06:00 PM,
    18 hours / 2.5 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Course Objective

The Water Efficiency Manager course has been introduced by PUB, the national water agency and the Singapore Polytechnic to equip facilities managers with the knowledge and skills to conduct water audits and apply water efficiency measures to reduce water consumption in commercial/ residential buildings, and industries.

This course is aimed at building owners, facilities, estates and operations managers as well as engineers and architects.

Course Outline

Day 1
- Regulatory water efficiency requirements
- Incentives/ Recognition schemes
- Guidelines for buildings

Cooling Towers
- Introduction
- Water consumption in HVAC System
- Function of CT, Chiller & AHU/MAU/FCU in HVAC System Design
- Act and Code of Practice for Cooling Towers
- Water Management
- Best Practices Guidelines
- Case Studies

Day 2
Industrial Water Solutions
- Conventional Process/ Membrane Treatment Process
- Overview of Wastewater Characteristics and Common Treatment/ Reclaim Technologies
- Water Balance Chart
- Optimal Water Management of Planning and Construction of Plants
- Case Studies

Water Efficient Irrigation & Landscaping
- Water Efficient Landscaping
- Water Efficient Landscape Irrigation Methods
- Best Practice Guidelines
- Drip Irrigation system
- Case Studies – Examples of Successful Water Efficient Landscaping Projects in Singapore

Swimming Pools
- Leakage
- Evaporation
- Balancing Tanks
- Best Practice Guidelines
- Case Studies

Day 3
Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP)
-  Hands on training

Proficiency Test & Course Evaluation
-  1- hour Open Book Test
-  Course Evaluation

Minimum Requirements

The applicant is expected to have basic command of English with a minimum GCE 'O' Levels qualification. It would be an advantage if he/she has 2 years of working experience in building / facilities management.

Certification / Accreditation

• Participants will need to pass an open-book test (MCQ format) and have at least 75%attendance in order to be certified as a Water Efficiency Manager.

A joint PUB-SP Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and whose attendance is not less than 75%.

Participants who have completed the course with Certificate of Performance/ Certificate of Attendance will be awarded with [x] CPD points, subjected to the course duration and approval by Professional Engineers Board (PEB).

Suitable for

Building Owners - Facilities Managers/Estates Managers/Operations Managers - Engineers/Architects

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $400.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $360.00 $9.60 $49.60
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $280.00 $9.60 $129.60
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $280.00 $9.60 $129.60
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $360.00 $9.60 $49.60
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $32.00 $432.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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