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  • 23 Jan 2018- 12:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE, Singapore Malaysian and Singaporean official and ministers are working closely to ensure sufficient water supply from Malaysia’s Johor River for both countries, according to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At a joint press
  • 14 Jul 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “Climate change has brought about hydrological challenges, and many of us are experiencing the effects,” Singapore Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said as he delivered the keynote address in the Industrial Water
  • 6 May 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE As its water supply becomes increasingly dependent upon energy supplies, Singapore will need to start using its water reservoirs for power generation as well, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said last week.
  • 6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Malaysia does not have the legal right to review the price of the water it sells to Singapore, because the terms of the sale are set under the water agreement the two nations signed in 1962, Singaporean Foreign Minister K Shanmugam said this
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan The government of Turkmenistan announced on December 13 that it will build a new desalination plant on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The planned facility will provide 50,000 cubic meters of freshwater a day to the parched desert
  • Singapore’s Hyflux Ltd announced on April 4 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hyflux Investment Consultancy and Management Service, had signed two agreements to collaborate on water and environmental projects in China’s Yunnan province, including water recycling, wastewater treatment plants and potable water treatment plants.
  • The number of privately owned wells in China has been on the rise since the 1990s, and while the trend has benefitted farmers, it has had a less positive impact on groundwater resources, according to research presented at a recent workshop hosted by the Institute of Water Policy in Singapore.
  • Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) has become a de facto solution for many water issues, but it sometimes results in negative outcomes and has shut out alternative thinking, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) theme leader Mark Giordano told participants at the Innovations in Water Policy Workshop in Singapore last week.
  • Urban water systems face a multitude of challenges, Stanford University Professor Richard Luthy told delegates at last week’s Water Research Conference in Singapore. These challenges include everything from having less water that they can import to dealing with larger populations using more water to less runoff that can help provide enough water.
  • A consortium of Singapore water services company Hyflux and Japan’s Hitachi has signed a water purchase agreement to deliver desalinated water to the Dahej Special Economic Zone in Gujarat, India, the Singaporean firm announced on January 14. 
  • 19 Dec 2012- 07:54 by Local Press Report ASHGABAT Turkish Weekly A special group at the level of deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states stood for an early conclusion of the work on a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, which gathered in Ashgabat in these days
  • In 1969, Singapore’s then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew initiated a plan to clean up the polluted Singapore River, focusing on the removal or relocation of polluting sources and waterway clean-up. Over the course of nearly two decades the government relocated people and businesses, and removed mud and refuse, at a cost of nearly $164 million USD.  Today, restaurants and condos line the transformed riverbanks.
  • The global water industry is now grappling with a complete paradigm shift, in which innovations are increasingly coming not from the public sector or academia, as in the past, but from R&D by private companies, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas.