water weblog; Water News: 12. 2012

APWF Water News 208

The Deadline for the Call for Abstracts for the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development has been extended to 4 January 2013!
Climate change, rising demands for water and increasing pollution of sources may lead to ever more insecure water resources, threatening sustainable economic development. These trends are aggravated by poor water resources management due to weak human, organisational and/or institutional capacity to address these threatening challenges.
Please find detailed information about the Call for Abstracts and the themes of the Symposium in the attached information sheet, or via

APWF News:
Singapore’s record on water and built environment provides a lesson for Asia
Kishore Mahbubani, Guardian, December 14th 2012

South East Asia Water Infrastructure Projects to 2012
Environmental Expert.com, December 7th 2012

Indonesia Looks East in Infrastructure Catch-Up
Novrida Manurung and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg Businessweek, December 18th 2012

SRI LANKA: Over 6,000 evacuated after flooding
IRIN, December 18th 2012

Running dry
Viet Nam Net, December 18th 2012

Grant for SMEs to develop water treatment technologies
AsiaOne business, December 17th 2012

Delhi Dispatch: Rice, Wheat, and Water Serve Up Equal Helping of Punjab’s Wealth and Risk
Keith Schneider, Circle of blue, December 17th 2012

Can President end poverty in Burma, as defense budget rises?
Asia News, December 19th 2012

ADB – Asian Development Bank : ADB Loans $212 Million to Bring Piped Water to 3 Million in Viet Nam
4-traders.com, December 18th 2012

NGOs working to provide clean water in Samoa following cyclone Evan
Radio New Zealand International, December 18th 2012

Gujarat elections 2012: Warm water helped Narendra Modi pull it off
The Economic Times, December 18th 2012