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Singapore on Thursday named a Japanese scientist as the recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for inventing an efficient wastewater treatment technology that has helped the city-state recycle its scarce water resources.

Kazuo Yamamoto, a 67-year-old professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, was recognized for developing the so-called submerged membrane bioreactor in the late 1980s that was viewed as a major breakthrough in the field of wastewater treatment.

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