WATER x FUTURE – Presented by Aquaporin

Singapore: From water dependency to global water hub

April 08, 2022 Aquaporin Season 1 Episode 11
WATER x FUTURE – Presented by Aquaporin
Singapore: From water dependency to global water hub
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Explore Singapore’s water dilemma and solutions together with Aquaporin Asia Deputy Manager Guofei Sun and Shane Allen Snyder, Professor & Executive Director of Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute, part of Nanyang Technological University. Singapore is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, a place where water is a matter of national security, as the island state doesn’t have access to natural water resources. Therefore, Singapore has to find alternative methods to provide its more than 5 million residents with clean water. 

Snyder introduces Singapore’s four national water taps, highlights some of the innovative solutions the island state has developed to solve local water challenges, and points out how other countries can learn from the way Singapore has managed to turn their vulnerability into a strength.

Sun gives an insight into Aquaporin Asia’s focus areas and how they are contributing to making Singapore a model city for integrated water management, especially when it comes to reducing the energy consumption of water treatment. 

Intro to WATER x FUTURE podcast series
Intro to episode 11: "Singapore: From water dependency to global water hub"
Welcome to Shane Allen Snyder, Professor & Executive Director, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute
Can you present yourself?
Why does Singapore experience water shortage?
Is water a national security issue in Singapore and what does that mean?
Are there other countries where water is also considered national security?
What did you celebrate or draw attention to on this year's World Water Day?
How has Singapore turned its vulnerability into a strength?
Can you give us some concrete examples?
What is PUB's role in Singapore?
What is your research facility doing in Singapore?
What can other countries learn from Singapore?
Welcome to Guofei Sun, Deputy Manager, Aquaporin Asia
Can you present yourself?
What is Aquaporin Asia's main focus?
Can you explain Singapore's water challenges?
What does Aquaporin Asia do to help Singapore solve its water challenges?
Has Aquaporin been part of the NEWater collaboration?
What are the prospects for Singapore's future water situation?
How is it to work for Aquaporin Asia and the important matter of clean water?
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