But those sources are insecure — not only in the drought but also in politics. “In the past, there have been several times when the relationship between the two countries has been strained [Malaysia and Singapore] was controversial, water was controversial, “says Stuti Rawat, a former doctorate in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the University of Hong Kong Education. Linggiu agreement, I call it very expensive and what is happening here, which Singapore pays three senes (less than a cent) for one thousand gallons – “is ridiculous. “As a result, it has become increasingly important for Singapore to try to make its own water,” adds Rawat.
Rising global temperatures have accelerated the process. “With climate change, we are expecting the worst weather and the wettest and the dryest, as happened in the US, China, India, and many other parts of the world,” says Seah.
This immobility means that the earth can no longer rely on rain to fill its reservoirs.
PUB has urged families to save water. By 2023, it plans to have installed 300,000 smart water meters in the house; will use digital technology to monitor the use and loss of flags.
But the country is also accelerating its efforts to expand its water resources. PUB is committed to double the availability of safe drinking water in the home by 2060, which would make Singapore more efficient. Most importantly, it wants to do so without increasing the use of force.