The National Forum   Donate   Your Account   On Line Opinion   Forum   Blogs   Polling   About   
The Forum - On Line Opinion's article discussion area


RSS 2.0

Main Articles General

Sign In      Register

The Forum > Article Comments > Proper water management requires recycling as well as conservation > Comments

Proper water management requires recycling as well as conservation : Comments

By Greg Leslie, published 29/4/2004

Greg Leslie argues that Sydney should implement water recycling as well as water conservation

  1. Pages:
  2. Page 1
  3. All
Singapore is often touted as the model for water recycling and proponents of this technology often use it as an example of why a city should adopt recycled water for drinking.

What is often omitted is that water recycling is used in Singapore mainly for industrial uses and that Singapore has the "four taps" policy which includes other water sources.

What is also often excluded from the discussion is the fact that Singapore has recently opened one of the largest desalination plants in the world and intends to build a new dam. See -

Dr Leslie correctly notes the national security issue in relation to Singapore's adoption of recycled water.

Singapore has two water agreements with Malaysia - one expiring in 2011 and the other in 2061. Singapore's shift to recycled water (mainly for industrial uses) and desalination has been justified on national security grounds - to minimise the influence Malaysia has on it because of the water agreements.
Posted by 4350water, Sunday, 13 November 2005 2:04:05 PM
Find out more about this user Visit this user's webpage Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
  1. Pages:
  2. Page 1
  3. All

About Us :: Search :: Discuss :: Feedback :: Legals :: Privacy