What's the price for a safe, secure source of water?

Today is World Water Day. Every year, it offers an occasion for all of us to pause and consider our use of this most vital of resources.

On a global level, it helps focus attention on what lies behind the problem of scarcity in various cities around the world, and what can be done to avert or manage it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline 'What's the price for a safe, secure source of water?'. Print Edition | Subscribe