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

Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Yugal Kishore Joshi

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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 book describes 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. The authors analyse plans, policies, institutions, laws and regulations, water demand and water supply strategies, water quality and water conservation considerations, partnerships and importance of the media. They assess overall how all these issues have evolved in response to the dynamic needs of the city-state. The study of Singapore shows how a dynamic society can address development without losing its focus on the environment. In the city-state, environmental concerns in general, and water concerns in particular, have played a major role in its transformation from a third word to a first world country. How and why this transformation took place is the main focus of this authoritative book.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Yugal Kishore Joshi
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415657822
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3cm
Vekt 580 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Water supply & treatment, Drought & water supply