Third World Centre for Water Management

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Current Projects

Management of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers

International organizations can play an important role as mediators of conflicts on transboundary water bodies. However, except for Eugene Black, the former President of the World Bank, who played a critical role in the 1950s on forgi [...]

Research and Policy Publications

Water Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Edited by Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, Springer, 162 pages

This book pursues a comprehensive approach so as to arrive at a better understanding of the implications of climate change on sustainable development, focusing on the perspective of water. Climate change is one of today’s [...]

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Integrated Water Resources Management: From Concept to Implementation

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Routledge, 268 pages

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, 2015, Routledge, 268 pagesiwrmbook

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Built Infrastructure is Essential

Mike Muller, Asit Biswas, Roberto Martin-Hurtado and Cecilia Tortajada, Science, Volume 349, I [...]

Built water infrastructure supported the evolution of all human societies and will remain an integral part of socioeconomic development and modernization. Some postindustrial societies not only seek to "preserve" e [...]

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Local Perspectives on Water

J.G Hering, D.L Sedlak, C. Tortajada, A.K Biswas, C. Niwagaba, T. Breu, Science, Volume 349, I [...]

A global perspective on water management predominates in high-level policy discussions. This has the advantage that over-arching issues can be highlighted and international resources mobilized. But water issues ari [...]

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Building Sustainability
  • Singapore urged to re-examine its water management strategy

    Channel NewsAsia interview, Singapore

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  • Prof. Biswas Number 2 Water Industry Leader

    By Water and Wastewater International of UK

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  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • Water Challenge blog by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

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

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  • An Editor’s Choice Collection of top articles

    Collection of top articles of our International Journal

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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.