An important part of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA’s) approach to safeguarding Singapore’s environment is the monitoring of environmental conditions. By maintaining comprehensive records of air, water and weather conditions, NEA is able to detect changing conditions and trends in air and water quality, and assess whether current regulations are sufficient to ensure a safe environment for all in Singapore.
Monitoring of air quality takes place at stations around Singapore, and plays an important role in keeping the population up to date on haze conditions. For more information on air pollution and how it is controlled in Singapore, click here.
NEA monitors both drinking water and coastal and inland waters including recreational water quality in Singapore. Inland waters include reservoirs and rivers. NEA provides guidelines for drinking water and recreational waters. Public pools are also required to follow NEA regulations and submit regular water samples for testing.
NEA’s Met Services department monitors weather conditions in Singapore, including atmospheric and seismic conditions. In addition to maintaining long-term weather records, Met Services also provides information on current and forecast conditions.