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The Singapore Water Story: Sustainable Development in an Urban City State

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Synopsis:

After two years of intensive research, the Singapore Water Story is the most authoritative text that critically and objectively analyzes how the city-state managed to transform its urban and water and wastewater management from an average Third World country in 1965 to one of the best in the world two decades later. It also discusses the enabling environment that made this possible. The book is the product of collaboration between the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico. It is now being translated into Chinese.

The Singapore Water Story is one of consistent long-term and visionary planning followed by timely execution. It is one of leadership and relentless pursuit of improvements of living conditions and quest for sustainable development. It is a success story of self-reliance and creation of growth opportunities, consistent with good governance, notwithstanding the scarcity of natural resources that would normally limit such a development process.

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Speaker(s):

Mr. Tan Gee Paw, Chairman, Public Utilities Board (PUB); Chairman, OpenNet Pte Ltd; Director, Singapore Millennium Foundation; Director, Ascendas Pte Ltd; Director, Jurong International Holdings Pte Ltd ;
Dr. Cecilia Tortajada, President of the Third World Centre for Water Management; Former Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS;
Mr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President, Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development

Date:
Friday, 22 March 2013
Time:
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. (Registration begins at 3:30p.m.)
Venue:

Auditorium,
Level 3, Block B,
Faculty of Law,
NUS Bukit Timah Campus,
469G Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259776

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