Clean,	Green	and	Blue:	Singapore's	Journey	Towards	Environmental	and	Water	Sustainability
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Clean, Green and Blue: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental and Water Sustainability

by Tan Yong Soon

When Singapore became a sovereign state in 1965, the fledgling nation faced very similar problems as most other developing countries: high unemployment, low standard of living, and poor environmental conditions. In a scant four decades, it has become the 6th wealthiest country in the world in terms of per capita GDP and has managed its environment so well that it is now considered to be one of the best in the world. In this remarkable book, Tan Yong Soon authoritatively and objectively analyses how the environmental conditions were radically transformed within this period, and the enabling conditions which made this extraordinary transformation possible. This book will unquestionably make all Singaporeans proud of their environmental achievements, and at the same time enable other countries, both developed and developing, to learn many lessons from a most remarkable success story. This book is a must read for any individual interested in environment-development issues.
          
-- Prof Asit K. Biswas, President, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore.
          

          

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Preliminary pages
PART I: DRAWING LESSONS FROM SINGAPORE'S ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNEY
1. Reflections on Singapore's Environmental Journey
PART II: ACHIEVING A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
2. Achieving Clean Air Quality
3. Cleaning the Land and Rivers
4. Integrated Solid Waste Management
PART III: CLOSING THE WATER LOOP
5. Ensuring Water Sustainability: The Supply Side
6. Ensuring Water Sustainability: Water Demand Management
7. Managing Used Water
8. From Flood Prevention and Flood Management to ABC Waters
PART IV: APPLYING ECONOMICS AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY
9. Applying Economic Principles to Environmental Policy
10. Working with People and the Community
11. Linking with the Global Community
PART V: LOOKING AHEAD TO FUTURE CHALLENGES
12. A Sustainable Singapore, A Sustainable World
APPENDICES
App I. Key Statistics of Singapore; App II. Organizational Structure: MEWR and Its Statutory Boards; App III. Environment Ministers and Permanent Secretaries; PUB and NEA Chairmen and Chief Executives; App IV. Milestones; App V. Environment and Water Regulations and Standards
BACK MATTER
Notes
Glossary
Index
About the Author
Photographs
Maps

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  • Number of Pages : 390
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 850g
  • Product Code : 9789812308603
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Tan Yong Soon

Tan Yong Soon is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore. He also co-chairs the Excos for Environment and Water Technology, and for the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development.