NAVIGATION IN SINGAPORE WATERS-BRIDGES AND BARRIERS
2018/2019, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Residential College 4)
Modular Credits: UTC2717 ( 4 ) / UTS2708 ( 4 )
Identify and discuss water management issues of different Asian contexts
Use systems thinking (conceptual modelling using causal loop diagrams) to analyse water resource management
Apply systems modelling to establish challenges and opportunities for water sector in Singapore
Translate conceptual model(s) of water resource management to system dynamics (stocks and flows) model
Apply concepts of water governance, propose pathways for water resource management to tackle future risks and explore opportunities for lessons for Asian contexts.
Presentations with short videos
Class Activities with case studies for using systems thinking and system dynamics modelling
Interaction with water policy experts
Asia, with its populous river basins, poses a global challenge for water resource management. Currently, many of these basins suffer from water scarcity, flood and resource conflicts. In this aspect, Singapore’s impressive progress can offer lessons for water governance. This module will employ a systems perspective to analyse the dynamic linkages between the city-state’s water resource management,its transformation from a third world to a first world country and future risks for sustaining its development. The module will explore pathways for resilience in Singapore’s water sector, draw lessons for Asia and deepen students’ understanding of water governance.
Attendance and Participation in Class-20%
Project on Singapore water resource management (Group project report + Individual Presentation)-40%
Group modelling Assignment (Group model building workshops & reports)-15%