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Singapore and World Bank Group launch Singapore Water Center

Jun 21, 2024

Singapore, June 21: Singapore and the World Bank Group launched the Singapore Water Center on the opening day of the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG).
Located within the World Bank Group's Singapore office, the Singapore Water Center aims to leverage Singapore's expertise and knowledge in urban water management to support the water sector in countries in the region and beyond. Through conducting training activities, joint research projects, and pilot studies of novel technologies, the Center is set to enhance capacity building and serve as a thought leader on water resources management.
The Center is a significant step forward in the partnership between Singapore and the World Bank Group, in collective effort to ensure sustainable water solutions for countries around the world and for future generations.
The launch of the Center was announced by Singapore's Minister for Sustainability and the Environment and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Ms Grace Fu, at the Joint Opening of the SIWW and the CESG. The Center's launch was jointly officiated by Ms Fu and World Bank's Managing Director, Operations, Ms Anna Bjerde.
5 Ms Fu said that, "The World Bank Group Singapore Water Center will help bring about more innovative and sustainable solutions to address water-related challenges, and advance the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensuring access to water and sanitation for all."
"Singapore's journey towards water security is both inspiring and instructive, particularly for the increasing number of countries facing water scarcity due to a changing climate," said Managing Director Bjerde. "As we evolve to better address the development needs of countries, we are committed to fostering the exchange of best-in-class knowledge. This is exactly what the World Bank Group Singapore Water Center will do. We cannot end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity on a livable planet without tackling the world's water crisis."
Source: Emirates News Agency