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Current Projects

Integrated River Basin Management

Integrated river basin management, irrespective of the national and international rhetorics, has made limited progress in the region. Integrated planning of river basins should be based on a dynamic methodology which can be adapted no [...]

Research and Policy Publications

India’s National Water Policy: ‘Feel Good’ Document, Nothing More

Chetan Pandit and Asit K. Biswas, 2019, International Journal of Water Resources Development, March

Three versions of the National Water Policy (NWP) have failed to make any perceptible difference in improving water management in India. The excuse that water is a state subject and thus central government cannot do much is not valid. States have always [...]

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Water Demand Management Strategies for Water-Scarce Cities: The Case of Spain

Cecilia Tortajada, Francisco González-Gómez, Asit K. Biswas and Joost Buurman, 2019, Sustainab [...]

This paper provides an overview of pricing and non-pricing measures to reduce domestic water consumption at the household levels in five urban areas in Spain. Analyses are based on questionnaires sent to water utilities that provide water services in the [...]

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Why Water Is Not in the International Political Agenda

Asit K. Biswas, 2019, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Number 35, Issue 2 [...]

Decades of improper management have ensured all countries, water scarce and abundant, are facing stress in terms of quantity and quality. During past 50 years, only Prime Minister who consistently considered water to be a national strategic issue was Lee [...]

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Communications on Technological Innovations: Potable Water Reuse

Cecilia Tortajada and Sunil Nambiar, 2019, Water, Volume 11, Issue 2, 251 (article number)

Water scarcity has prompted an increasing number of cities to look for non-conventional sources of clean water. One of these sources is reused water, or highly treated reclaimed or recycled wastewater, a worthy addition to the portfolio of water-resource [...]

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Building Sustainability

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  • FESTSCHRIFT

    A Special Issue in honour to Prof Biswas

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  • https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/insight/india-s-vanishing-waters-10660554
  • India’s Vanishing Waters

    How will India avoid a looming water crisis?

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kitrqHJktxw
  • What’s causing India’s water crisis?

    Indian cities will face water problems like nothing we have seen before.

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  • http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/pgas/cijw-top-cited-article
  • Most Cited Article Collection

    Read the IJWRD Most Cited Award winning articles for free

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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://explore.tandfonline.com/page/pgas/high-impact-geography-planning-urban
  • Routledge Geography, Planning & Urban Studies

    Browse a selection of articles from some of our most influential auth [...]

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  • Series on Water Resources Development and Management

    New and forthcoming titles in the Series

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  • 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.