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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy presents

Lim Tiam Seng Lecture

on water policy


11th July 2018


Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore



Inaugural Lim Tiam Seng Lecture on Water Policy: ‘Learning from Singapore’s journey to greater water security’ in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Water Policy: ‘Urban water security – Which policies work?’

Mr Tan Gee Paw, Special Advisor to Chairman, PUB will speak on the achievements and challenges that Singapore has faced over the last 50 years. Water security has risen to the top of the policy agenda across the world as major cities have faced the spectre of taps running dry. It is now widely recognised that these crises are as much the result of weak governance and policy gaps as they are a reflection of physical shortages. Singapore’s experience over the last 50 years shows how resource constraints can be overcome through intelligent, far-sighted policy and planning. Despite these achievements, challenges remain for Singapore, in particular in improving water use efficiency at the household and business level. International comparative research and knowledge sharing across cities can generate new ideas on how to inspire and incentivise customers to use water more efficiently.

The 2nd International Conference on Water Policy is organised by the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. The conference brings together academics and policy-makers to discuss how empirical and theoretical research can be translated into public policies to help meet the urgent challenge of water security in cities and their hinterlands.

The conference marks the 10th Anniversary of the Institute of Water Policy as a research institute declared to advancing knowledge on water policy and governance. It will be held in parallel with the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW).

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