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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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Water efficiency policy: A technological high-water mark?

February 12, 2018

Policy Forum

From biomimicry to data analytics, Singapore is developing new technology to produce clean water without sinking the environment, Tommy Kevin Lee and Cecilia Tortajada write.

Air pollution lessons from Beijing, Delhi

February 8, 2018

China Daily

Delhi's smog crisis has shifted global attention away from Beijing, and rightly so, because China's capital has taken long-term, fruitful measures to address the problem which have already yielded positive results.

Chinas grüner Plan für die Welt beginnt mit Infrastruktur

February 8, 2018

Netzpiloten Magazin

Die Vereinigten Staaten ziehen sich aus einer globalen Gemeinschaft unter einem Präsidenten, der das Pariser Klimaabkommen verwarf und NAFTA und NATO verleumdet, zurück. Das bietet China eine Möglichkeit, eine größere Rolle in globalen Fragen zu spielen.

Is Modi really interested in saving the Ganga?

February 6, 2018

Rediff News

In a recent conversation with M I Khan in Kathmandu, Nepal, renowned water expert Asit Biswas spoke about the future of the Ganga and expressed a keen desire to help clean up the highly polluted river.

Technology can improve water sustainability, but social attitudes still matter

January 31, 2018


In resource-scarce Singapore, water sustainability matters, particularly with increasing demand for clean water as the population as well as commercial and industrial sectors grow.

China likely to wield more soft power in coming decades

January 25, 2018

The Business Times

Backed by phenomenal economic growth, China has its 'panda diplomacy', Xi's growing voice in global affairs and a flow of higher-education students into and out of China are powering this.

Flood disaster prevention: Lessons from Tokyo

January 22, 2018

Global Water Forum

The growing threat from natural disasters has led to a call for action to improve the planning of resilience measures, but many places are still unprepared in terms of flood disaster prevention. One of the few regions in the world that has taken significant steps to address the risk of flooding is the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, or Greater Tokyo.

Obesitas mengancam negara berkembang, bagaimana kebijakan bisa mengendalikannya

January 19, 2018

The Conversation

Membaiknya kesejahteraan manusia adalah salah satu keberhasilan terbesar era modern. Zaman yang serba berkecukupan juga telah menyebabkan krisis kesehatan global yang tak terduga: dua miliar orang kini kelebihan berat badan (obesitas). Negara maju khususnya telah menjadi rentan terhadap berat badan yang tidak sehat, sebuah tren yang bisa dianggap sebagai harga dari kondisi berkelimpahan. Akan tetapi, negara berkembang kini pun menghadapi krisis serupa.

China steps into soft power vacuum as the US retreats under Trump

January 8, 2018

The Conversation

China is stepping into a soft power vacuum created by the US’s new administration. Since Donald Trump was elected president, the US has eschewed soft power.

Singapur, un modelo de éxito

January 1, 2018


En 1965 Singapur se proclama como un país independiente e inicia un crecimiento económico espectacular, que aprovecha su condición multicultural ancestral y su privilegiada ubicación. Hoy es un modelo de éxito ecónomico, basado en el pragmatismo y la meritocracia de inspiración china, aunque con ciertos tintes autoritarios difíciles de asumir en Occidente.

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