1. Tortajada, C., Joshi, Y.K. and Biswas, A.K. (2013) The Singapore Water Story: Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State, Routledge, London.

This extensively researched book on Singapore’s water story from 1819 to 2011 describes the journey of Singapore’s transformationfrom third world to first world City-State; and the fundamental role that water has played in shaping that. The book analyses the plans, policies, institutions, laws, and regulations, water demand and water supply strategies, monitoring, water quality and water conservation considerations, partnerships and the importance of media. The book establishes how policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support, monitoring and evaluation strengthenand support the social planning projects and how with wise use of resources –howsoever meager they may be-sustainable development is possible. This book has been translated into Hindi, Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian languages. 

      2. Biswas, Asit K., Tortajada, C., Joshi, Yugal K. Joshi, et al (2013) Creating Shared Values, Springer, New York.

This book is on how a private sector company operating in a backward region created societal, economic, and policy gains for the locality. The book analyses how by identifying critical partners (mainly rural women and farmers), promoting awareness, bursting age old myths and social evils,by building the capacity of partners (mainly marginal farmers with one or few buffaloes), and actively facilitating effective collaboration, entire area grew up socially and economically in a span of one decade. 

The book celebrates development through creating shared values. This book has a foreword by Harvard University Professors Michael Porter and Mark Kramer and an epilogue by Peter Brabeck- Letmathe and Paul Bulcke.

  1. Joshi, Yugal. (2015) Ram: The Soul of Time, HarAnand, New Delhi.

Based on the story of Lord Ram, this novel celebrates the role of women in his life. Four women influence his life in four stages depicted by the dawn, the morning, the evening and the night. How women inculcate core human values of care for the less privileged; respect for all; equality of human beings irrespective of sex, age, creed, race, and language; trust, accountability and shouldering responsibility, fighting for the justice and integrity, and how these all shape his character is the core theme of the book. 

  1. Joshi, Yugal. (2017) Women Warriors in Indian History, Rupa Publications, New Delhi

This book tells the history of India from the women’s perspective. Covering more than 600 years span of Indian history, the book mirrors the plight of the women in that period. It celebrates the heroics of ten princesses and queens who fought against all odds and presented before the people a more benevolent, liberal and compassionate administration alternative. 

  1. Joshi, Yugal. (2020) Boons and Curses: Legends of the Mythological Mothers, Rupa Publications, New Delhi. 

Exploring the role of the mother in her child’soverall development, and in doing so her long struggle is the core theme of this book. The book explores the lives of Hindu mythical mothers beginning from the mythical beginning of the world to the women of the great epics.  The book advocates and demonstrates how equilibrium between Purusha (the human) and Prakriti(the nature) is essential to maintain Rta (the cosmic law). 

International Research Publications in Water

  1. Joshi, Y.K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A.K., (2012) ‘Cleaning of the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in Singapore: Human and Environmental Dimensions’, Ambio 41:777-781, DOI 10.1007/s 13280-012-0279-0 (The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences).

This research paper analyses the cleaning of Singaporean rivers and the benefits reaped by the City-State.

  1. Joshi, Y.K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A.K., (2012) ‘Cleaning of the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in Singapore: Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions’, International Journal of Water Resources Development, vol.28, no. 4, pp.647-658. 

This research paper analyses the cleaning of Singaporean rivers and the economic, social and environmental benefits reaped by the City-State.This paper was nominated the best research paper of the year by the Institute of Water Policy, Singapore.

  1. Joshi, Y.K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A.K., (2012) ‘Clean up of the Singapore River: Before and After’, Global-is-asian, issue 12, pp.20-22, Singapore.
  2. Tortajada, C. and Joshi, Y.K. (2013), ‘Water Demand Management in Singapore: Involving the Public’, Water Resources Management, ISSN 0920-4741, DOI 10.1007/s11269-013-0312-5 (European Water Resources Association).

This paper analyses the water demand strategies that were developed in Singapore, with emphasis on education efforts and on the results obtained in terms of water conservation.

  1. Tortajada, C., Joshi, Y.K. (2013) ‘Water Resources Management and Governance as Part of an Overall Framework for Growth and Development’, International Journal of Water Governance, pp.285-306, DOI: 10.7564/13-IJWG16. 

This paper discusses Singapore’s long term, comprehensive water resource strategies including their policy-making, planning, management, governance, and development.

  1. Tortajada, C., Joshi, Y.K. (2014), ‘Water Quality Management in Singapore: The Role of Institutions, Laws and Regulations’, Hydrological Science Journal, DOI No. 10.1080/02626667.2014.942664. In production, Taylor & Francis, UK.

This paper discusses role of institutions, laws and regulations in water governance and their impact on urban development.