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Institute of Water Policy Staff Papers 2011

Edited by Seetharam Kallidaikurichi E. and

Publication Year: 2011

IWP Staff Papers 2011 is the first volume of an annual series showcasing innovative research papers from the staff and associates of the Institute of Water Policy (IWP) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS). This volume contains six research papers and four case studies on various water and sanitation related topics, such as national water policy reviews, water utility performances, water and sanitation data evaluation, rural and urban water supply, and business models for sanitation provision.

Published by: NUS Press Pte Ltd

Title Page, Copyright

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Editors’ Note

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pp. vii

With great pleasure we offer the first volume of IWP Staff Papers (IWPSP). In the volume, we showcase the research papers and case studies produced by IWP research staff and associates during the past years. IWPSP is a vehicle for our research work to reach out to larger audience, including researchers and policy makers in Asia and...

Policy Reviews

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National Water Policies: A Brief Review

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pp. 3-20

The United Nations Water Conference held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1977 was the first international conference1 to elaborate a comprehensive road map for water legislation and national water policy. The background document on ‘Water Policy’, which was prepared by the United Nations Secretariat, defined...

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Three Decades of Water Related Research Published in Economics and Development Journals: A Selective Review

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pp. 21-40

Given the criticality of water for economic, social and human development, one would have taken for granted that economics and development journals pay sufficient attention to the subject of water. But what is the ground reality? To answer the question, this paper first takes stock of how much attention water has received in selected...

Data Analysis

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A Ranking Scheme for Asian Water Utilities

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pp. 43-60

Thanks to the efforts of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the collaborating water utilities, we now have comprehensive data bases on some of the Asian utilities, covering 4 countries in Southeast Asia and India. Performance data on utilities in 40 urban areas are provided in the...

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Drinking Water and Sanitation Access in China: Data and Evaluation

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pp. 61-82

Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Target 7 calls on countries to “halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation”. The official MDG indicators to measure and report progress for this target are “the proportion of population using an improved drinking water source, urban and...

Case Studies

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Urban Water Demand Management in ASEAN Countries: Challenges and Solutions

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pp. 85-93

ASEAN member countries face significant challenges in managing urban water demand given rising populations, urbanization and water scarcity. The problem of water scarcity in urban areas can be addressed either through supply or demand side solutions. However, supply side solutions are expensive for developing ASEAN countries as they entail...

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Drinking Water Delivery: A Comparative Study of Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawadain Andhra Pradesh, India

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pp. 94-108

Government reports and individual researches in India have shown that demand for water in Indian cities has outpaced supply. Between the amount of water that is purified and pumped into the system and the amount actually delivered, there is a huge gap. It is pointed out in several research studies that the key problem is not one of...

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Drinking Water Situation in Villages of North Coastal Andhra Pradesh (AP), India

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pp. 109-123

Access to safe drinking water is a key problem in India where nearly 30% of urban and 90% of rural households still depend completely on untreated surface or ground water. It is estimated that about 21% of the communicable diseases in India is water-related. Groundwater, instead of surface water, has increasingly become the prime source...

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Sri Sathya Sai Water Project: Partnering for MDG

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pp. 124-146

Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju on November 23, 1926 in the village of Puttaparthi, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Even as a child he was very different from the rest. It was reported that Sathya, as he was called then, was most unusual, extraordinarily intelligent, and above all, always full of love and...


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Business Unusual: Possibilities for Delivering Cleanliness in Urban Settlements

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pp. 149-174

A view into the everyday lives of residents in urban slums across Asia, South America, and Africa, is often a picture tinged gray with an insidious layer of muck. Indeed, effective provision of sanitation and municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is direly needed in developing municipalities worldwide, most evidently in burgeoning...

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Social Enterprise for Serving Sanitation for All: An Assessment of Selected Models and Considerations for Public Policy

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pp. 175-225

In 2000, it was estimated that nearly 2.4 billion people lacked access to basic sanitation (WHO/UNICEF, 2000). From 1990 to 2000, about 1 billion people had gained access to sanitation hardware; however, much of the progress in the use of improved sanitation is undermined by population growth...


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pp. 226-227

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About The Institute of Water Policy

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pp. 229-230

In order to provide the breadth and the depth required to address multidimensional water challenges, IWP implements activities that also revolve around a multidimensional approach in four major areas for disseminating knowledge in the water sector. These are research, education, advisory and consultancy services, and...

E-ISBN-13: 9789971696078
Print-ISBN-13: 9789971695750

Page Count: 240
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: New