Third World Centre for Water Management

Communications & Media

Communications & Media

The Centre realises that policymakers seldom have time to read scientific papers and books. Thus, to inform and sensitise policy-makers and general public, the Centre regularly contributes opinion pieces in major national and international media. In addition, views of the Centre are regularly published by media in terms of interviews, expert opinions and policy briefs.

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Initiative injects vitality into economies

August 7, 2018

China Daily

Belt and Road Initiative will promote connectivity between and within countries by building and strengthening infrastructure along the two routes, in order to facilitate trade.

Has the well of good ideas and public policy on water run dry?

July 22, 2018

Channel News Asia

More than technology and funds are needed to resolve the world’s clean water drinking problems, say two observers from NUS's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Solving the world’s potability problems

July 20, 2018

The Business Times

During the past two decades, there have been only incremental advances in technology but no transformational developments in water solutions.

Why smart policies are key to solving the world’s clean water problems

July 18, 2018

The Conversation

Around 2.5 to 3 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. There are at least another 1.5 billion in developed countries who may have access to clean water but don't trust its quality.

Urban water woes: Solutions urgently needed

July 6, 2018

The Straits Times

Next week marks the 10th anniversary of Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). Within a short period of a decade, SIWW has become the leading global platform for discussions on matters related to urban water management.

What’s causing India’s water crisis?

July 6, 2018

TRT World - The Newsmakers

I can forecast with 99% confidence that within the next 5–10 years 10 Indian cities will face water problems like nothing we have seen before.

The slow drip of poor water policy

July 6, 2018

Policy Forum

Providing clean water to urban centres isn’t rocket science, but policymakers the world over have found it challenging, Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada write.

Commentary: Singapore’s water story underscores the value of preparedness

June 29, 2018

Channel News Asia

Singapore’s water agency has stepped up efforts to diversify the country’s sources of water but individual preparedness and consciousness about water’s scarcity are the country’s strength, says the Institute of Water Policy’s Cecilia Tortajada.

Singapore opens third desalination plant in Tuas

June 28, 2018

The Straits Times

Singapore's third desalination plant officially opened on Thursday (June 28), helping the Republic to further overcome its water challenges.

As Singapore moves towards water self-sufficiency, price hikes are a fact of life

June 25, 2018

The Edge

For Singapore, water has always been an existential problem. Malaysia supplies 50% of Singapore’s water demand, under the terms of the 1962 Water Agreement. That lapses in 2061, but Singapore already has a jump-start on water self-sufficiency.

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