CDM establishes technical centre in Singapore
CDM announced in June the establishment of a global Technical Centre for Integrated Water Management and Urban Planning to be based in Singapore. The new centre will promote the application of advanced planning and simulation models, decision software and geospatial information systems for improved understanding and management of sustainable urban environments.CDM director Paul R Brown will be the founding technical director of the interdisciplinary centre, which will incorporate multiple perspectives of urban planning, water systems engineering, economics and environment.
According to Brown, "Close collaboration among water managers, engineers and urban planners will bring truly integrated problem-solving approaches to addressing 'Cities of the Future' issues of climate change, efficient water management practices, environmental quality, and economic vitality of our urban centers."
"Singapore has demonstrated global leadership in the advancement of water technology," commented CDM's chairman and chief executive officer, Thomas D Furman Jr. "It is important for us to locate our new technical centre in this rapidly developing global water hub. This gives CDM an important platform for research, strategy and applications in Singapore, the region - and globally."