Tan Gee Paw


Public Utilities Board



Tan, chairman of the Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore’s national water agency, won the 2015 President’s Science and Technology Medal, Singapore’s highest science and technology honor, for his central role in developing a sustainable water supply for Singapore, and for building Singapore into a water and environmental R&D hub. His achievements include writing Singapore’s first water plan in 1972, and introducing two water sources for Singapore: recycled sewage water and desalinated water.

(Photo: Asian Scientist/Bryan van der Beek)

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