Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (Abbreviation: MEWR; Malay: Kementerian Alam Sekitar dan Sumber Air; Chinese: 环境及水源部; Tamil: நீர்வள அமைச்சு சுற்றுப்புற) formerly the Ministry of the Environment (ENV), is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for providing a quality living environment and a high standard of public health, protected against the spread of communicable diseases. It was set up in 1972, and today, together with its two statutory boards – the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Public Utilities Board – the Ministry’s area of responsibility has widened to include ensuring a clean and hygienic living environment, as well as managing the complete water cycle – from sourcing, collection, purification and supply of drinking water; to the treatment of used water and recycling into NEWater; desalination; as well as storm water drainage.
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||40 Scotts Road, #24-00 Environment Building, Singapore 228231|
|Employees||145 (2015 est.)|
|Annual budget||$1.75 billion SGD (2015 est.)|
- "Head L: Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources" (PDF). Budget 2015. Ministry of Finance. February 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.