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 Quality Management: A Globally Neglected Issue

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

Signs of water quality deterioration can be seen all over the world. Globally at least 4 billion people do not have access to water that they consider safe to drink. In Southasia alone this number is 1.7 billion. From Japan to United States fewer and few [...]

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A Formal Model Concerning Policy Strategies to Build Public Acceptance of Potable Wa [...]

Kris Hartley, Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2019, Journal of Environmental Management, [...]

Water stress is an increasing burden in regions with arid climates, aquifer vulnerability, and erratic rainfall. Population growth and competing domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses are also stretching the capacity of water supply systems. Beyond [...]

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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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Building Sustainability

    https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/iwp/events/details/sustainability-reporting-by-companies-listed-in-sgx
  • Sustainability reporting by companies listed in SGX

    IWP Research Seminar

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  • https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/sworkshop-on-water-demand-under-extreme-hydrological-events-implications-for-cities/
  • Call for Papers

    23-24 March 2020, Singapore.

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  • https://vimeo.com/359513420
  • Scotland’s Hydro Nation Programme

    OOSKAnews has just produced a podcast on this Hydro Nation Programme.

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  • https://vimeo.com/353735716
  • 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.