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PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has launched its annual water conservation campaign by shining a light on how Singapore’s water journey has advanced over the past decades, to drive home the importance of water and inspire the community to be more water conscious. Singapore has come a long way from the early years of independence …

Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB’s Water Quality Department has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Safe Management of Drinking Water and Integrated Urban Water Management from 2020 to 2024. This marks PUB’s third consecutive four-year term since 2012. As a WHO Collaborating Centre, PUB played an active role in hosting …

Information on tap will become a reality for residents and business owners in Bukit Batok, Hougang, Jurong West, Tampines and Tuas, as well as the new estates of Tampines North and Tengah, when PUB rolls out the first phase of its Smart Water Meter Programme in early 2021. Some 300,000 smart water meters will be …

We already knew about Venus. We had our suspicions about Mars. Now we’re sure. Our two closest solar system neighbors once had oceans – planet-encircling, globe-girdling, Earth-like oceans. But waterbearing planets are fragile. Venus didn’t have the right stuff and lost her oceans to space. We have the smoking gun. And now we know that …

Huge amounts of water evaporate from water surfaces such as reservoirs and the open sea each day. To address this issue, especially in water scarce areas, researchers from NUS found an innovative way to harvest water from the humid air above water surfaces. The solution lies in a unique zinc-based water-absorbing hydrogel that was developed last …

In early 2018, Cape Town, South Africa came dangerously close to being the world’s first major city to run out of water. People lined up for blocks to collect spring water. Stores sold out of receptacles like buckets and bowls. Bottled water was rationed in tourist-heavy parts of the city. April 12 was designated “Day …