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Understanding the value of water

Have Singapore's policies done enough to nurture a deep-seated culture of conservation and shape a population that truly appreciates the scarce resource?

Low water levels at MacRitchie Reservoir in February 2014 when Singapore saw its longest and worst dry spell in history.

SINGAPORE faced its longest and worst dry spell in history in 2014. For two months starting in January, the island saw a severe dearth of rainfall (near-zero in February) and shrinking water bodies. A photo of a significantly dried up lake at the Botanic Gardens, published in a local newspaper,...