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California county water agency wins the 6th Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize

Published on Feb 18, 2014 11:47 AM

As the US state of California faces its most severe drought in decades, one of its water agencies has clinched the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for its innovations to manage water.

The Orange County Water District will be awarded the sixth edition of the prize at this year's Singapore International Water Week in June, said Mr Chew Men Leong, chief executive of national water agency PUB, on Tuesday morning.

Mr Chew lauded the agency for its pioneering work in groundwater management and water reclamation using advanced technologies, its public outreach on water issues, and for advancing public acceptance of water reuse.

It was picked among 45 nominations from 24 countries.

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