'Save water' drive to target 200,000 people
Host of events planned to mark World Water Day as dry spell continues
Published on Mar 14, 2014 8:11 AM
Singapore's World Water Day activities will have greater significance than usual when they take place tomorrow, as the country's unprecedented dry spell continues.
Organisers are targeting a record 200,000 people, compared with about 35,000 last year, as they try to drive home the message of saving water.
"We should not be complacent," said national water agency PUB's chief executive Chew Men Leong yesterday as he chaired a media briefing for the annual event.
Noting that 2014 might be an El Nino year that could extend the dry weather beyond this month, he added: "We need to prepare ourselves for a continuation of the dry spell... It's critical that all of us play a part to conserve and save water."
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