The seminar outlines a radical shift in criteria for planning future cities in order to be sustainable. The underlying view is that there is no scarcity of water in urban areas, only lack of proper management of existing resources. The role and use of water has to be adapted to availability of resources (mainly water, energy, and nutrients). As our chemical society progresses the quality of wastewater comes to the fore and source control is likely to overshadow treatment at the end of the pipe. Water-saving devices can still be improved, but the major next step will build on changes in household routines.
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Prof. Jan-Olof Drangert, Emer. Dept of Water and Environmental studies, LinkĂ¶ping University, Sweden
- Monday, 20 February 2012
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-4
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road