Third World Centre for Water Management

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Current Projects

Future of World’s Waters

This project specifically focuses on how best water should be managed efficiently and equitably during the post-2030 period so that the solutions formulated are technologically feasible, economically attractive, socially and environme [...]

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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India’s Development Cooperation in Bhutan’s Hydropower Sector: Concerns and Pu [...]

Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada, 2019, Water Alternatives, Volume 12, Number 2, pages 734-759.

The global landscape of international development is undergoing a rapid transition, with emerging actors playing a significant role in meeting the developmental needs of developing-country partners. Over the past six decades, India has emerged as a major [...]

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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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Building Sustainability

    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://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://thirdworldcentre.org/communication-media/geneva-actions-on-human-water-security/
  • Geneva Actions on Human Water Security

    Water management: Signing up to safe water for billions.

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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.