Using digitalisation to manage Singapore's water

World Water Day, which falls on March 22, is an occasion to reflect on how we manage this vital resource amid the uncertainties of climate change. PUB is tackling the challenge with an array of digital approaches, from radar rainfall monitoring to robotic.

Officers monitoring data from across Singapore at PUB's Joint Operations Centre. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Many Singaporeans have experienced driving along the expressway where it can be sunny in one area - and suddenly it starts raining so heavily that it is difficult to see the lane markings or the car in front. Yet, a couple of minutes later, the rain completely stops.

For PUB, which is responsible for ensuring a sustainable and efficient water supply in Singapore, the high variability of rainfall - making it difficult to forecast - has wider implications, such as in flood management.

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