WaterPolicy.online aims to be the authoritative online resource for research-based water policy information about Asia.

The blog is an initiative from the Institute of Water Policy (IWP) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. The mission of IWP is to enhance understanding of the social and economic dimensions of water governance and contribute to improved water management in Asia.

What is the focus of the forum?

The forum attempts to make water policy research accessible to policy makers, journalists and the general public through succinct, original contributions with opinions and ideas from researchers, and summaries of the latest water policy research publications in a simple and lucid manner. The information presented should have the potential to influence the discourse on water governance issues and make a difference in water governance and management. The geographical focus is Asia, where rapid development and increasing urbanization pose great challenges for water management and new and innovative policies are needed. We hope that our writing and presentation style will help disseminate information and heighten awareness about water issues.

What kind of content do we carry?

We are passionate about water and its ubiquitous nature as a life-nurturing, life-saving and sometimes life-threatening force. Our content focuses on concerns that directly impact people’s lives such as:

  • Improving urban water security in its multitude of dimensions
  • Water supply and sanitation: getting safe drinking water to people
  • Agricultural water management and saving strategies
  • Flood and drought risk management
  • Utility management and tariff and price research
  • Future thinking and policies needed to address Asia’s water crisis

These issues will be segmented in the following sections.

  • Contributions – these are original opinions and commentary pieces as well as recorded or written interviews with water researchers
  • Featured publications – summaries of published research, academic papers and studies
  • Publications database – searchable database of research papers with a social media appropriate summary and links to the papers
  • Fieldwork – photo blogs of fieldwork focussing on research findings
  • Presentations -summaries of notable water policy research presentations at seminars, workshops and conferences

We welcome contributions from all water policy researchers and experts, as long as your work is research-based, i.e. based on sound evidence. If you would like to contribute to WaterPolicy.online, please read these instructions.


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All articles on WaterPolicy.online are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, which means that posts can be redistributed without further permission on the condition that:

  • Appropriate credit is given to the original author(s)
  • A link is provided to the article at WaterPolicy.online
  • It is not used for commercial purposes
  • The work is not changed or modified
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