Singapore’s national water agency, the interestingly named PUB (Public Utilities Board) has turned to the streets with a bit of eye-catching pavement art to help raise awareness around water catchment. (Many thanks to Dom, our man in Singapore.)
It’s taken Singapore just four decades to overcome water shortages caused by its lack of natural water resources, as well as the flooding and river pollution of the 1960s and 1970s. Driven by its vision of what it takes to be sustainable in water, Singapore has been investing in research and technology.
Today, the nation has built a robust, diversified and sustainable water supply from four different sources, known as the Four National Taps (water from local catchment areas, imported water, reclaimed water known as NEWater and desalinated water). By integrating the system and maximising the efficiency of each of the four taps, Singapore has created a stable, sustainable water supply capable of catering to the country’s continued growth.