Senior Management

Temasek Foundation International Water Leadership Programme

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The state of the current world crises and challenge of access for clean water is well-documented. Around 1.2 billion people still do not have access to clean water. More than 2.6 billion people do not have access to sanitation. And around 2 out of 10 children still die every year due to the lack of access for clean water. Asia remains home to more than half of the world’s population, so it is unsurprising that more than one-third of its population suffer lack of access to adequate and safe water. Despite Asia being the bright spot of economic activities globally, it has suffered very much from changing climatic conditions, increased toxicity (in land, air and water), malnourishment, and increased incidences of poverty (particularly in the urban areas).

With all these pertinent issues at hand, the Temasek Foundation International Water Leadership Programme (TFIWLP) is developed in collaboration with the Institute of Water Policy (IWP) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy with support from Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB). It aims to meet the needs of water utilities, regulators and urban policymakers in Asia. The programme is designed to provide participants with best practice examples of governance and effective management of water utilities, and to help develop strategies to cope with emerging challenges to their institutional, regulatory, and financial environment. To this end, it brings together leaders in the public and private sectors for an intensive two-week executive education programme to learn from water experts, researchers, practitioners, and from one another.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore 469C Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259772

Sun 8 July 2018 to Fri 20 July 2018

9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sun 15 April 2018

In bringing together this diverse group of water leaders, the aim is to:

  • Educate participants on current best practices in water usage and provision found in Singapore and internationally
  • Generate a forum for the transfer of ideas and research between participants, educators, and internationally recognised innovation leaders
  • Draw a diverse population of actors, each bringing a unique approach, skill set, and organisational perspectives to water management
  • Strengthen leadership capacities for water management and governance in Asia

The Programme is designed for up to 30 middle-and upper-level managers in local, regional or national water utilities. It is also highly relevant to policymakers, regulators, government officials, consultants, researchers, urban planners, environmentalists, and representatives of civil society who are concerned with the governance of water utilities. The participants are expected to have general proficiency and understanding of the English language, as this will be the medium of instruction.


Executive Education Department
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772

Tel: (65) 6516 6458/ (65) 6601 1758
Fax: (65) 6872 9291

Application Deadline:15 April 2018


Asit Biwas

Visiting Professor

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Eduardo Araral

Associate Professor and Co-Director, Institute of Water Policy

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Leong Ching

Co-Director, Institute of Water Policy and Assistant Professor

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Olivia Jensen

Senior Research Fellow

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