Tiny island S'pore is surrounded by water on all sides yet faces severe water shortage. There is still a water agreement with Malaysia till 2061.
Even if the sale of water expires in 2061, S'pore would be better off buying untreated water from Msia & purifying it ourselves than desalinating seawater with reverse osmosis process which is expensive.
Sidelining to housing, have you ever wonder how come there's housing shortage & yet there's no water shortage(nobody is thirsty) in S'pore? Is blatantly obvious the housing shortage is a deliberate move to vastly jack up the prices to seriously deplete the retirement $$ of the masses.
Chief of Public Utilities Board (PUB) said water is an issue of life & death for S'pore. His main worry is climate change & how that lowers water levels at reservoirs. He also said that his water agency is also working on reducing water consumption through measures ranging from mandatory dual-flushing systems for toilets & automatic faucets in all public restrooms.
Better way to reduce water consumption is for the govt to stop flooding in more & more foreign 'consumers' to drink & pee in this tiny island.
What's the point of growing the gdp at all costs like cancer when water resources are so strained?
If worry about climate change, why insist on more & more consumers to consume & deplete resources in an unsustainable manner? The planet does not belong to us. We need to think about the future generations.
So long as S'pore's incumbent ruling party ideology is grow gdp at all costs like cancer, i will vote against them till the day i die.