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Volume 32, Issue 4

Special Issue: Water Reuse Policies for Potable Use

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Current Projects

Water Management for Urban Areas

Provision of clean water, treatment and disposal of wastewater and stormwater disposal has become increasingly complex for cities because of the rapid urbanization process in developing countries.

Research and Policy Publications

Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Change. The Roles of Infrastructure [...]

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Springer, Berlin, 2016, 286 pages

This book highlights the role that both infrastructure and governance play in the context of resilience and adaptation to climate variability and change. Eleven case studies analyze in-depth impacts of extreme events in projects, basins and regions in th [...]

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Policy Dimensions of Development and Financing of Water Infrastructure: The Cases of [...]

Cecilia Tortajada, Environmental Science & Policy, 2016, Volume 64, pages 177-187

The past decades have seen planning and implementation of built infrastructure in all over the developed and developing world growing in large scales. This has been influenced by economic and population growths, urbanization and industrialization, which [...]

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Nongovernmental Organizations and Influence on Global Public Policy

Cecilia Tortajada, Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 2016, Volume 3, Number 2, pages 266–274

Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) were once considered as altruistic groups which aim was to impartially influence public policy with no vested interests. Nevertheless, this perception has changed. They are increasingly perceived as groups that priori [...]

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Water Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Development: An Introduction

Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, Introduction of the book 'Water Security, Climate Change [...]

The global population is estimated to increase from 7.3 billion at present to about 11.2 billion by 2100. Providing good quality of life for the existing  hundreds of millions of people living in poverty and for the additional 3.9 billion  people will be [...]

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Building Sustainability

    http://www.springer.com/series/7009?detailsPage=titles
  • Series on Water Resources Development and Management

    New and forthcoming titles in the Series

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  • http://www.routledge.com/books/series/WATER/
  • Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    New and published books of the Series.

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  • http://www.worldwatercongress.com/
  • XVIth World Water Congress

    Cancun, Mexico, May 29 – June 2, 2017

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  • http://www.iwra.org/index.php?mainpage=58&page=193&subpage=
  • International Water Resources Association

    Editorial Team of the Water International Journal

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  • http://www.waterworld.com/articles/wwi/print/volume-31/issue-1/headline/top-25-leaders.html
  • WWi’s Top 25 Leaders Listing 2016

    Global thought leaders in the water/wastewater industries

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  • http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/5825
  • Impacts of droughts and floods in cities: policies and governance

    31 August 2016, Stockholm World Water Week

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  • https://www.water-challenge.com/
  • Water Challenge blog by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    A blog created for discussions on the issue of water use and availability

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  • http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000512315
  • Is China at fault for Asia’s dry spell?

    CNBC interview, 25 April 2016

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  • http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-urged-to-re/2272778.html
  • Singapore urged to re-examine its water management strategy

    Channel News Asia interview, 18 November 2015

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  • http://tandf.msgfocus.com/q/1HlaSnjQN2o4voYFDjMj7/wv
  • An Editor’s Choice Collection of top articles

    Collection of top articles of our International Journal

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  • http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • http://www.waterworld.com/articles/wwi/print/volume-29/issue-6/upfront/celebrating-the-water-industry-s-high-fliers.html
  • Prof. Biswas Number 2 Water Industry Leader

    By Water and Wastewater International of UK

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About us

Efficient water management requires new knowledge and implementable solutions, as well as synthesis of current experiences from different parts of the world. The primary objective of the Centre is thus generation, synthesis and application of knowledge, and extensive global dissemination of the related information.