Third World Centre for Water Management

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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

Dams: An Essential Component of Development

Cecilia Tortajada, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Volume 20, Issue 1

Dams have become an integral part of basic infrastructure by offering indispensable benefits like irrigation, hydropower, domestic and industrial water supply, flood control, drought mitigation, navigation, fish farming, a [...]

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Water Quality Management in Singapore: The Role of Institutions, Laws and Regulations

Cecilia Tortajada and Yugal Kishore Joshi, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Volume 59, Issue 9

The paper analyses the legal and regulatory instruments for water quality management that have been set in place in Singapore for control of water pollution, and their evolution since the time of independence in 1965. The [...]

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The Private Sector and Water Pricing in Efficient Urban Water Management

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Francisco González-Gómez, Asit K. Biswas, Miguel A. García-Rubio, [...]

This book focuses on participation of the public and private sectors in urban water management and on the role of water pricing. It discusses in-depth topics such as public choices of urban water service management; dynami [...]

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Water Infrastructure as an Essential Element for Human Development

Cecilia Tortajada, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 30, Issue 1

Infrastructure is essential for development, but by itself it will not contribute to improving the quality of life of millions of people unless it is part of an overall framework for development, economic grow [...]

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Building Sustainability
  • Number 2 Water Industry Leader

    Prof. Asit Biswas honoured as No. 2 Water Industry Leader, by Water a [...]

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  • World Water Congress XV International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

    Global Water, a resource for development: Opportunities, challenges a [...]

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  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • An Editor’s Choice Collection of top articles

    Editors Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada have put together a fantast [...]

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  • Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams. International Technical Seminar and St [...]

    June 2-9, 2015, Denver, Colorado, USA

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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.