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Overcoming fate of a water-stressed country

Singapore must lean on technology, intellect, imagination and be tough-minded about its water policy. And the people have to pull together and be frugal about water.

Checks being made on a reverse-osmosis system at the Changi Water Reclamation Plant. The PUB is expanding the use of NEWater and desalination to meet Singapore's growing water needs.

LAST year, the World Resources Institute (WRI) ranked Singapore as one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. It thinks that, by 2040, Singapore would be one of eight countries most vulnerable to disruptions in water supply. Water planners in the national water agency PUB are not in...

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