Urban Water Security: Concept, Measurement, Pilot |

Urban Water Security: Concept, Measurement, Pilot

IWP Research Seminar


Synopsis:

Water security is a central aim of water policy. Indicators exist to measure water security at the national level but these national averages do a poor job of reflecting the challenges facing policy-makers because of water’s fundamentally local nature. This paper focuses on measuring water security at the city level where tailored indicators can help policy-makers to identify threats to security and associated policy gaps. It proposes a systematic framework for the conceptualisation of urban water security and defines a set of indicators that can be adapted to the characteristics of a specific city. The selection of detailed indicators is based on a thorough review of each city’s water security and validated through stakeholder consultation. The approach is piloted in two cities – Singapore and Hong Kong – using data for a 20-year period.


Speaker(s):
Dr Olivia Jensen

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Olivia Jensen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Water Policy, LKYSPP. She works on urban water issues, economic regulation of infrastructure and public-private partnerships.


Chair Person:

Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore


Date:
Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Time:
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Venue:

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772


RSVP:
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