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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

Water Crisis and Water Wars: Myths and Realities

Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, 2019, International Journal of Water Resources Developme [...]

More and more countries are being forced to improve their water management practices, since they have no real alternative. Industries are realizing they can survive and thrive only by steadily improving their water efficiency. The general public is becom [...]

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Objective Case Studies of Successful Urban Water Management

Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2019, International Journal of Water Resources Developme [...]

Good, reliable and objective case studies of successful urban water systems in developing world are conspicuous by their absence. Such studies are needed to understand contextual and replicable aspects of why a few utilities have succeeded while others h [...]

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Large Dams: Long Term Impacts on Riverine Communities and Free Flowing Rivers

Asit K. Biswas, Foreword of the book 'Large Dams: Long Term Impacts on Riverine Communities an [...]

Over the past three decades, mention of large dams often brings very different reactions from water and environment professionals. Water professionals generally consider dams as necessary structures, which are essential to ensure water, food and energy s [...]

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Building Sustainability

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  • Water: The Big Global Picture

    OOSKAnews interview to Prof Biswas on global water issues

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da5xbTv0cx0&feature=youtu.be
  • Interview to Asit K. Biswas

    Are India’s Water Woes Man-Made?

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  • https://taf.fi/2019/06/13/cecilia-tortajada-highlights-the-social-value-of-technological-development/
  • Millennium Technology Prize

    Why do we need the Millennium Technology Prize?

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  • https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cijw20/current
  • International Journal of Water Resources Development

    A policy and practice-oriented 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.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.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.iwra.org/index.php?mainpage=58&page=193&subpage=
  • International Water Resources Association

    Editorial Team of the Water 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.