Review: The Singapore Water Story by Cecilia Tortajada, Yugal Joshi and Asit K. Biswas

In exploring exactly how Singapore prepared for contingencies and achieved water security, The Singapore Water Story is a detailed and often fascinating look at one of the most remarkable yet least remarked-upon political and environmental successes of modern Asia. It is an extraordinary story of how the country simultaneously made everyday life more pleasant for its people and enhanced national security through a focus on securing and diversifying its water sources.

This review was originally published in the Asian Review of Books. Can be accessed here

Wealthy and Healthy: Why Asia Needs Good Cities

It is the twenty-first century’s version of the Asian Dilemma: how do we provide places for the Asian half of the world’s population to live, to work, to play as economies boom and air, water and living space are ever-scarcer?

This essay was originally published in the Asian Review of Books. Can be accessed at www.asianreviewofbooks.com/?ID=1189