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Title: Conclusion: Beyond sustainable development?
Authors: Yuen, B. 
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Yuen, B. (2008). Conclusion: Beyond sustainable development?. Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singapore : 205-209. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Despite rapid urbanization, Singapore has increasingly integrated greening and sustainable development principles to maximize its environmental capital. Categorized as a water-stressed country, Singapore imports about 40% of its water needs. This has necessitated capacity planning for its water resources, including water demand management, specifically, a Water for All policy to conserve, value, and enjoy water (Ong 1999). Under that policy, Singapore has begun to promote the 3Rs reduce, reuse and recycle water by integrating and managing the complete water cycle, from source, collection, stormwater management, purification, and supply of drinking water to treatment of used water and turning that into NEWater. In the process, Singapore has diversified its freshwater supplies to include water from its local catchment, imported water from a neighbouring country (Johor, Malaysia), reclaimed water or NEWater (2003), and desalinated water from the sea (2005). What this and other reflections in this book serve to illustrate is that Singapore is restructuring towards sustainable development, driven by a commitment to investment and innovation. © 2008 Springer Netherlands.
Source Title: Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singapore
ISBN: 9781402065415
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6542-2_12
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