20 Mar '11, 2pm

Self-reliance on water supply by 2061

A child plays with a water feature at the Marina Barrage. Currently, Singapore consumes approximately 1.73 million cubic-metres daily. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN SINGAPORE'S water supply will be sufficient for the nation's needs by 2061 even if there is no new water agreement with Malaysia after the second Water Agreement runs out fifty years from now, said Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. Speaking to the 8,000 guests who attended Singapore's World Water Day 2011 at Marina Barrage on Sunday morning, SM Goh urged Singaporeans to play their part in ensuring the sustainability of our water resources by conserving water. Representatives from the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) were also present to commemorate the event. Sister Theresa Seow explains that water is a sacred resource used in ritual processes of all religions. In addition, she added that water can give life and take...

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