Research Thrusts | Water
Water is a precious natural resource and one of basic environment medium needed by all life. It is required in everyday life and production of human being. Brunei Darussalam however has one of the highest rates of water usage amongst Asia and is at a worrying trend for the Government and may become unsustainable. In addition, Brunei is also moving towards improving its food security and reducing dependence of importation of food. For example, the Government has a goal of increasing rice self-sufficiency and is subsequently looking at ways, such as irrigation, to increase rice-production output. On the other hand, water quality deterioration and flooding have cast two water problems faced by Brunei. Therefore, water has become one of the top priority areas in the current policies of the Government of Brunei.
There are currently 2 Research Clusters under the Water Research Thrust:
Water Research Thrust Leader