Goal for Island Nation Is 100% Water Independence by 2061
The tiny island nation of Singapore has become the world’s leader in water recycling, said Circle of Blue spokesperson Brett Walton, in an interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show. With the world experiencing global drought, rapid population growth, and widespread fresh water shortages, there is much to be learned from the “Singapore Model.”
Circle of Blue (www.circleofblue.org) is a Traverse City, Michigan, based organization bringing together journalists, scientists and designers to compile and distribute information about global water resources. The organization was founded in 2002.
Because of Singapore’s farsighted water strategy, the nation is well on the way to achieving water independence for its five million inhabitants – despite a land area of only 272 square miles and the world’s second densest population (after Monaco and just before Hong Kong). The Singapore water model won the 2007 Stockholm Industry Water Award.
Sharon Kleyne, a longtime water recycling advocate, believes that every government should be excited about Singapore’s water accomplishments. According to Sharon Kleyne, 1.3 billion of Earth’s 7 billion people lack access to safe and sufficient drinking water and suffers disease and mortality as a result. Even where the water supply is adequate, it is often transported for hundreds of miles at great expense.
The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water is broadcast live Mondays, 10 a.m., PST/PDT. Show is heard in syndication on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes. For more information about Sharon Kleyne, Bio Logic Aqua Research and Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® go to http://www.naturestears.com. For a written summary and/or on-demand podcast of Sharon Kleyne’s September 10, 2012 interview with Brett Walton, go to URL.
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