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Assessing Global Water Megatrends

This book Assessing Global Water Megatrendshighlights what are likely to be the future megatrends in the water sector and why and how they should be incorporated to improve water management and governance in the coming decades.

Megatrends are complex aggregation of medium to long-term trends which could help water professionals to better understand and appreciate the complexities and uncertainties associated with water management and governance so that timely and cost- effective actions can be taken. The demands on water sources, both in terms of quantity and quality, have changed steadily in the past as demographic patterns alter, urbanization takes place, populations gets wealthier and their aspirations and expectations for the future improve steadily. Choosing in greater numbers to live in dense urban settings is shaping the probable future of water. Historically, focus has been to address the supply side of water. As supply alternatives are becoming exhausted and increasingly more expensive, demand management by economic instruments, technological means, installing conservation and environmental values and behavioural and attitudinal changes must become as important as managing supplies, if not more.

In this first ever book on megatrends for the water sector, 23 leading world experts from different disciplines representing academia, business, government, as well as national and international organizations discuss what the major megatrends of the future are and how they will radically change water management and governance in the coming decades.

                                                                        Editors: Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Philippe Rohner



                                                                        Remarks: Light refreshments will be served after the event

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 
National University of Singapore 
469C Bukit Timah Road
Oei Tiong Ham Building (Lobby) 
Singapore 259772
Wed 6 December 2017
05:30 PM - 06:45 PM

Prof. Tommy Koh

Prof. Tommy Koh

Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Mr. Ng Joo Hee

Mr. Ng Joo Hee

Chief Executive, Public Utilities Board

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Dr. Philippe Rohner

Dr. Philippe Rohner

Senior Investment Manager, Pictet Asset Management

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Dr. Cecilia Tortajada

Dr. Cecilia Tortajada

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

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Prof. Asit K. Biswas

Prof. Asit K. Biswas

Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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