Since 2011, Asian water leaders have converged in Singapore to share best practices on water utilities governance and strategies to deal with existing and future water challenges. A collaboration between Temasek Foundation, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and the Public Utilities Board, the Temasek Foundation Water Leadership Programme aims to build capabilities of public water agencies in Asia to manage the fragile balance between environmental sustainability and industry development.
The two-week programme galvanizes knowledge exchange between professionals from government agencies, academia and water utility organisations in the region. Through panel discussions, case study presentations and site visits, participants are introduced to new and potential strategies in meeting the needs of the growing economy while ensuring that there will be sustainable water and sanitation facilities and services for future generations.
A total of 137 participants from 12 countries in Asia have been trained as part of the programme. Equipped with the information, it is anticipated that the participants will go on to share their knowledge, benefitting at least 700 more water industry experts.