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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Assessing business and sustainability in China

January 23, 2020

The Business Times

Chinese corporations' ESG requirements have undergone a sea change during the past 10 years.

Social responsibility is business of business

January 4, 2020

China Daily

Corporate social responsibility in China was further strengthened when the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges issued guidelines for companies to disclose their CSR performance, with large companies such as CNPC, Sinopec and the State Grid publishing their CSR reports. In fact, between 2006 and 2009, Chinese companies issued nearly 1,600 such reports.

Judging ideas in a changing world: Measuring the social impact of research

December 20, 2019

Policy Forum

With the number of academic journals growing endlessly and quality control failing, a new measure for whether research is ‘valuable’ is needed. Unfortunately, a change seems far from certain, Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada write.

Book Review: Interactive Approaches to Water Governance in Asia

December 20, 2019

The Developing Economies

Asian countries are not homogeneous. Laws, regulations, institutions, history, and the culture of water management vary from one Asian country to another, and often within one country. This means a process that may work in a certain part of China, India, Indonesia, or Pakistan may not work for another part of the same country. What may have worked in an Asian country in the 1980s may not work now, or 10 years in the future.

The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

December 9, 2019

Project Syndicate

China’s CSR landscape has changed almost as much as its urban skylines over the last decade, but the next ten years should bring even faster progress. China’s people and their leaders are no longer willing to allow companies to ignore their operations' impact on human and environmental welfare.

Grow first, develop later? The pitfalls of measuring economic growth using GDP

November 29, 2019

Channel News Asia

GDP is an imperfect metric. But it continues to be used as a benchmark for national performance and policymaking in an era of social, economic, and environmental disruption, highlight Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.

Building an ecological civilization

October 29, 2019

China Daily

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee is expected to study several important issues on upholding and perfecting socialism with Chinese characteristics and modernizing the national governance system and governance capability. The plenum is also likely to propose policies to ensure the CPC is governed "in accordance with law".

Rethinking water management issues

October 9, 2019

The Hindu

NITI Aayog’s strategy for water resources is a continuation of failed policies of the past.

Have Singaporeans been mollycoddled on climate change?

September 28, 2019

Channel News Asia

Managing floods and soaring temperatures in Singapore under climatic uncertainties will be a huge challenge for Singapore but the biggest impediment to tackling climate change wholeheartedly is mindsets.

Why technology alone won’t solve ASEAN’s water crisis

August 5, 2019


Singapore’s journey from a water scarce to a water secure nation came from the determined pursuit of reliable access to affordable, potable water. The Public Utilities Board (PUB), National Water Agency, which oversees and manages the country’s entire water cycle, sought to achieve water security in several ways.

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