Singapore Water Management Policies and Practices

  title={Singapore Water Management Policies and Practices},
  author={Ivy Ong Bee Luan},
  journal={International Journal of Water Resources Development},
  pages={65 - 80}
  • Ivy Ong Bee Luan
  • Published 22 January 2010
  • Business
  • International Journal of Water Resources Development
This paper explains Singapore's holistic approach and effective governance on water management in Singapore. Since gaining independence, an enabling environment which includes a strong political will has pushed the country successfully to achieve self-sufficiency in water. There are also legal/regulatory and institutional frameworks put in place to ensure effective implementation of its water management policies. The institutional framework has facilitated an integrated ‘whole-of-government… 
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