‘Jal’ is ‘water’ in Sanskrit, and ‘Jalan’ is ‘way’ in Bahasa Malaysia (one of the official languages in Singapore). The headline is a pun that sums up the work Singaporeans are doing to manage their water resources.
For a moment, consider India’s water problems. Take a fleeting tour of the extents to which the scarcity grips different States. Pause, close your eyes, and transport yourself to Singapore. The water problems will come along, but the modes of facing up to them will be altogether different. These modes inspire countries like India, which are facing water shortages, to learn, adopt and benefit.