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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Singapore as a global water knowledge hub

April 2, 2007


One of the world's leading authorities on water, Professor Asit K. Biswas is also the President of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico. Speaking to Ethos, he argues that Singapore has the know-how and track record to position itself as the water hub of the world.

Re-thinking paradigms in the water sector

January 1, 2007

Hydropower and Dams

Many of the earlier widely used paradigms like IWRM, IRBM and sustainable development are giving way to a new one: water governance.

Futuro global del agua

November 1, 2006

Revista de Occidente

El mundo se está enfrentando a grandes cambios, y con ellos deben también cambiar las prácticas actuales de gestión del agua. Las perspectivas y los problemas del futuro del agua se deben analizar objetivamente tomando en consideración las transformaciones que se esperan.

Challenging Prevailing Wisdoms: 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Lecture

August 24, 2006


Professor Biswas is awarded the Stockholm Water Prize for his outstanding and multi-faceted contributions to global water resource issues, including research, education and awareness, water management, human and international relations in both developed and developing countries.

Don’t run after foreign experts, says Prof Asit Biswas

July 3, 2006

Asian Water

Prof Asit Biswas will be awarded the 2006 Stockholm Water Prize for his outstanding and multifaceted contributions to global water resource issues. Known as one who constantly challenges the “status quo“ and who helped foster a critical rethink among UN agencies, governments, professional associations and others about how to improve delivery of water, sanitation and management of water resources, he is also a delight to interview.

2006 Stockholm Water Prize winner reflects on world water issues

July 3, 2006

Hydropower and Dams

Prof Asit K. Biswas will be awarded the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize during World Water Week. He has been described in the Citation as a “science-driven water advocate”, who has been willing throughout his career to “challenge the status quo”. H&D asked him to share his views on some critical current water issues.

The problem is management

June 15, 2006


Professor Asit K. Biswas of the Third World Centre for Water Management is the recent recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize. He says that the world’s biggest water crisis is current poor management practices in nearly all countries.

“A secure water future is our biggest challenge”

May 1, 2006

Water Front

On the eve of this year’s Water Week, Stockholm Water Front took time out to ask the distinguished professor several questions and gain even greater insight on this great man.

Urban water management in Singapore

April 3, 2006

Asian Water

Singapore’s water management policies have been of interest to many countries around the world. This article is based on a paper prepared for the 2006 Human Development Report.

Entrevista Asit Biswas: Me impresiona cómo Aragón plantea su política ambiental a largo plazo

April 3, 2006

Natural de Aragón

El siglo XXI será recordado por los historiadores como el siglo del cambio. Se ha demostrado que en los próximos 20 años se van a producir en nuestro planeta más cambios que en los últimos dos milenios.

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