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Current Projects

Human Rights to Water

The main objectives of this project is to analyse how several countries have approached the issue of human rights to water in terms of incorporating this concept into appropriate public policies, implementation of such policies, impac [...]

Research and Policy Publications

Objective Case Studies of Successful Urban Water Management

Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2019, Editorial, International Journal of Water Resource [...]

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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Understanding Emergent Participation Practices in Water Governance

Arwin van Buuren, Ingmar van Meerkerk and Cecilia Tortajada, 2019, International Journal of Wa [...]

This introductory article discusses the proliferation of different forms of participation in water governance. It is argued that creating public value through participation can only succeed when effective cocreation between public authorities and communi [...]

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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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Building Sustainability

    https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/iwp/events/details/china-s-water-management-ahead-or-behind-the-curve
  • China’s Water Management: Ahead or Behind the Curve?

    Prof Biswas lecture, IWP Research Seminar, LKYSPP, 6th May, 2019.

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  • https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/tipping-point/muddy-waters-11381352
  • Muddy Waters

    Cities learn to renew their water sources and adapt to a rising clima [...]

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  • https://thirdworldcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Festschrift.pdf
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.