Water, water everywhere: Singapore the water city

With limited land to collect and store rainwater, Singapore faced drought, floods and water pollution in the early years of nation building. These challenges inspired Singapore to strategise and seek innovative ideas, develop capabilities and secure a sustainable supply of water. Singapore has four water sources known as the four national taps - water from local catchment, imported water, high-grade reclaimed water known as Newater and desalinated water. Ahead of World Water Day on Friday, The Straits Times Picture Desk explores the topic of water around us and how it plays a part in our daily lives.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2019, with the headline 'Water, water everywhere'. Subscribe