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The future of water in African cities : why waste water?
 
Author:Jacobsen, Michael; Webster, Michael; Vairavamoorthy, Kalanithy; Collection Title:Directions in development ; environment and sustainable development
Country:Africa; Date Stored:2012/10/05
Document Date:2012/10/04Document Type:Publication
ISBN:978-0-8213-9721-3Language:English
Major Sector:Energy and mining; Information and communications; Transportation; Water, sanitation and flood protectionRel. Proj ID:3A-Africa Integrated Urban Water Management Phase 1 -- -- P124010;
Region:AfricaReport Number:73073
Sub Sectors:General water, sanitation and flood protection sector; General information and communications sector; General energy sector; General transportation sectorTF No/Name:TF010677-Human Water Security, Infrastructure Planning and Environmental Trade-o; TF010413-Africa Integrated Urban Water Management
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: The overall goal of this book is to change the way urban policy makers think about urban water management, planning, and project design in Africa. African cities are growing quickly, and their current water management systems cannot keep up with growing demand. It will take a concerted effort on the part of decision makers across sectors and institutions to find a way to provide sustainable water services to African city dwellers. This book argues that these complex challenges require innovative solutions and a management system that can work across institutional, sectoral, and geographic boundaries. A survey conducted for this analysis shows that African city leaders and utility operators are looking for ways to include a broader range of issues, such as water resources management, flood and drought preparation, rainwater harvesting, and solid waste management, than previously addressed in their water management plans. This book argues that integrated urban water management (IUWM) will help policy makers in African cities consider a wider range of solutions, understand water's interaction with other sectors, and secure resilience under a range of future conditions.

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