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50 Years of Environment

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  • In conjunction with Singapore's 50th birthday in 2015, 50 Years of Environment: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability takes the reader through Singapore's environmental journey over the past 50 years, to its present-day challenges and solutions, and seeks to explore what lies ahead for Singapore's environmental future.

    This book is divided into three parts. The first, drawn largely from the book Clean, Green and Blue: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental and Water Sustainability, explores the historical developments in Singapore's environmental journey and the development of NEWater. The second part is a collection of essays that examine the present environmental challenges that Singapore faces and the ways in which it is addressing those issues through community engagement, international engagement, research and technology, and industry solutions in order to develop sustainable strategies and solutions. Part three brings the book to a close by tying the historical and contemporary threads together, and discusses future challenges for Singapore's environment.

  • Tan Yong Soon was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources from January 2004 to 2010, during which he oversaw many major programmes, such as the opening of Singapore's first desalination plant in 2005, the development of NEWater plants and the completion of the Marina Barrage in 2008. He also played an important role in enhancing Singapore's living environment, growing the water and environment industry and raising Singapore's international profile in the environmental arena. He co-chaired the Executive Committee for Environment and Water Technology, and the Exco supporting the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development that produced the first Sustainable Singapore Blueprint in 2009.

ISBN: 9789814696227 (Softcover), 9789814696210 (Hardcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Paperback
Page Count: 292
Year Published: 2015