A tank for processed used water storage sits outside the Bedok NEWater plant in Singapore on July 27. The plant, which helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption, is part of Singapore’s plan to become more self-sufficient in meeting its need for water. Photo: AFP
A tank for processed used water storage sits outside the Bedok NEWater plant in Singapore on July 27. The plant, which helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption, is part of Singapore’s plan to become more self-sufficient in meeting its need for water. Photo: AFP
Malaysia

Letters | Singapore and Malaysia must deepen efforts to end long-running water dispute

  • Few disputes between Malaysia and Singapore have had more impact than the disagreement over how much Singapore should pay for water from Malaysia
  • Finding an amicable solution through negotiation, as well as the possibility of dispute resolution through arbitration, is important for both countries

A tank for processed used water storage sits outside the Bedok NEWater plant in Singapore on July 27. The plant, which helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption, is part of Singapore’s plan to become more self-sufficient in meeting its need for water. Photo: AFP
A tank for processed used water storage sits outside the Bedok NEWater plant in Singapore on July 27. The plant, which helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption, is part of Singapore’s plan to become more self-sufficient in meeting its need for water. Photo: AFP
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