Wednesday, November 20, 2013

E-version of my book "Your first guide to water quality monitoring in Singapore" is out!

In case some of you are not aware, you can download a free (yes, free!) e-version of my book "Your first guide to water quality monitoring in Singapore" at PUB's website.

[Added by author on 6 April 2016]
Due to new security requirements for government websites by IDA, the above link to PUB no longer works and I have no idea whether it will be reinstated in the future.

[Added by author in Oct 2016]
If you would like to have an electronic copy, please join my mailing list here. Once your subscription has been confirmed, you will be offered the option to download a copy.

[Extracted from PUB's website when it was still available]
Water Quality Monitoring in Singapore
Authored by Kwok Chen Ko, in collaboration with PUB – Singapore’s national water agency, "Your First Guide to Water Quality Monitoring in Singapore" allows teachers and students to explore water quality monitoring with minimum academic theory. The key topics covered include:

  • The most critical water quality parameters to monitor.
  • How to design a robust water quality monitoring programme for a chosen water body.
  • Common problems encountered and how to avoid them.
Chen Ko is currently an Environmental Science lecturer from Singapore Polytechnic. The book is made possible by the FairPrice Water Education Fund



Mahakala Tibetian Art said...

i saw the feedback on talking point displaying that filtered water has bacteria in it, but since SG water is chlorinated throughout the system at a min quantity, i wish to know how the bacteria grow is possible with chlorinated water flowing throughout.

CK said...

I am not involved in that study which was conducted by CNA so I do not know the details of the water filtration systems and how they were operated.

I surmise that the filter system could have removed the chlorine (perhaps by activated carbon), thus allowing bacteria to grow in the dechlorinated water.