22 May '11, 10pm

An open discussion on floods and climate change: by S Ramesh SINGAPORE - It cannot be "business as usual" either...

SINGAPORE - It cannot be "business as usual" either at home or internationally when dealing with climate change, said newly-appointed Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan. Singaporeans, he said, will have to understand the "difficult policy choices and trade-offs" in dealing with this challenge, before coming to a consensus on how to tackle it. "My intention is to make this process as open and transparent as possible so that Singaporeans understand what is at stake," he said, referring to a collective decision-making process. This open-communication approach also applies to tackling situations such as flooding - one of the hot issues raised at the May 7 polls. Dr Balakrishnan said there was a need to assess if weather patterns were changing. "If indeed it has changed, then our planning norms will also have to be modified and that's an engineerin...

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