Singapore Water Story

Date(s) - 04 June 2014
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

UBS AG, North Tower, Level 49


Dr. Cecilia Tortajada, co-author of the book  ”The Singapore Water Story” will be giving a lecture on the fundamental role of water in Singapore.

Singapore´s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for sustainable development.

This lecture will focus on the journey of Singapore´s development and the fundamental role that water has had in shaping it. What makes this case so unique is that the quest for self-sufficiency in terms of water availability in a fast-changing urban context has been crucial to the way development policies and agendas have been planned throughout the years.

Dr. Cecilia Tortajada is President, Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and former Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Singapore River, Evelyne Fiechter

This event is generously supported by Workshops for Water ETHICS and UBS.

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