Sunday, August 5, 2018

Doing their part for sustainable living

Source Website: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/doing-their-part-sustainable-living
By Jessie Lim, The New Paper, 03 August 2018 at 06:00 am


Participants in the Singapore Innovation Programme
PHOTO: (From left to right) Ms Monalisa Khun, Ms Ginelle Galang Fabros, Mr Carl Gerard Cuyos, and Mr Kum Wei Chuen are participants in the Singapore Innovation Programme, organised by social enterprise Singapore Young Sustainable Impact South-east Asia (YSI SEA).Gao Yiming
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Environmental engineer Wong Xin Huei has been developing ways to use water more efficiently, in the rice fields of the Philippines since April.

As some of the rice fields may be far from water bodies, and seasonal variations in water levels due to floods and droughts exacerbate poor irrigation due to a lack of proper irrigation systems.

The end-product conceptualised by Ms Wong and her team is intended to combine precision farming techniques with sensors that monitor variables such as temperature and PH levels of the soil, so as to optimise crop yield while minimising water usage.



The end-product conceptualised by Ms Wong and her team is intended to combine precision farming techniques with sensors that monitor variables such as temperature and PH levels of the soil, so as to optimise crop yield while minimising water usage.
PHOTO: The end-product conceptualised by Ms Wong and her team is intended to combine precision farming techniques with sensors that monitor variables such as temperature and PH levels of the soil, so as to optimise crop yield while minimising water usage.
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Ms Wong is one of 24 young people, aged between 18 and 25, who took part in the inaugural Singapore Sustainability Showcase held last Sunday at the Singapore Sustainability Academy in City Square Mall.

Six groups of four participants each shared their solutions to about 400 members of the public about sustainable development in the region.

The social enterprise behind the showcase, Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia (YSI SEA), is a regional chapter of YSI Global , which was launched in 2016, with the goal of nurturing start-ups with an emphasis on sustainable development.



The Home Farm, by SPARK
PHOTO: The Home Farm, by SPARK, Singapore, won the Experimental category. It’s a conceptual design for the next generation of urban retirement housing — “a culturally, socially and environmentally sustainable project that offers a real model for the future and gives real thought to the value of the elderly population,” judges said. The project presents a living typology for Singapore that incorporates vertical urban farming, proposing a a sustainable way to enhance the city state’s food security and independence, since currently, 90% of the city-state’s food is being imported.
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Another Singaporean participant was Mr Kum Wei Chuen.

The 25-year-old business development manager and his team observed that malnutrition in infants was a prevalent problem in South-east Asia.

To this end, they are developing a mobile application for healthcare providers and caregivers to access information on infant nutrition.



Agricultural vertical garden using modular hydroponic system
PHOTO: Agricultural vertical garden using modular hydroponic system
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Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee said: “We want to live well and meet our aspirations and goals. But never rob the future of opportunity, never use up all the resources that our grandparents and great-grandparents have stored away for us.



Intelligent Technology Smart Farming nurturing start-ups with an emphasis on sustainable development
Intelligent Technology Smart Farming nurturing start-ups with an emphasis on sustainable development
PHOTO: Intelligent Technology Smart Farming nurturing start-ups with an emphasis on sustainable development. We want to live well and meet our aspirations and goals.
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By Jessie Lim, The New Paper, 03 August 2018 at 06:00 am
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[1] Jessie Lim, The New Paper, Doing their part for sustainable living, posted on 03 August 2018 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/doing-their-part-sustainable-living

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