In water-stressed Asia, governments and industry are only beginning to prioritise water risks. Non-technological innovations and greater political will are needed, said experts at Singapore International Water Week 2021.
In approximately five years, two-thirds of the global population will face acute water shortage due to pollution, poor water management and unstable weather patterns caused by climate change. How can the latest tech innovations help the water industry to cope?
From India to Singapore, from Los Angeles to South Africa, cities and rural communities are increasingly becoming thirsty for water. How can the world sustainably use this vital resource, and avoid conflicts arising from its scarcity?
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Humanity’s consumption of fresh water has long exceeded the rate of replenishment. Now, researchers are warning that this essential natural resource is running out. If we are to reverse this trend, investing in natural solutions is our best hope.
As the world faces increasing levels of water-related stress, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, drinkable water is a matter of security. Experts from the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health highlight how some countries are embracing unconventional methods to bring water to their peoples.
Hong Kong must have a hard look at its continued dependence on the mainland for its water supply and what it costs. Singaporean water policy researcher Shanisse Goh offers lessons for the city to be self-reliant when it comes to water.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in …