The Future of Water in African Cities : Why Waste Water?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2146
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Directions in Development
dc.contributor.author
Jacobsen, Michael
dc.contributor.author
Webster, Michael
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Vairavamoorthy, Kalanithy
dc.contributor.editor
Jacobsen, Michael
dc.contributor.editor
Webster, Michael
dc.contributor.editor
Vairavamoorthy, Kalanithy
dc.date.accessioned
2012-12-11T20:58:55Z
dc.date.available
2012-12-11T20:58:55Z
dc.date.issued
2013
dc.description.abstract
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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dc.identifier.isbn
978-0-8213-9721-3
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/11964
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Directions in development;environment and sustainable development
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
Cities
dc.subject
Climate change
dc.subject
Drainage
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Floods
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River basin management
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Sanitation
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Technology
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Urban planning
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Urban water management
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Urbanization
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Wastewater treatment
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Water resources
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Water supply
dc.title
The Future of Water in African Cities : Why Waste Water?
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2012-10-04
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/10/16800235/future-water-african-cities-waste-water
okr.globalpractice
Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice
Water
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-0-8213-9721-3
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000333037_20121005011925
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
16800235
okr.identifier.report
73073
okr.language.supported
en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/10/05/000333037_20121005011925/Rendered/PDF/730730PUB0EPI0001200pub0date1004012.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.geographical
Sub-Saharan Africa
okr.topic
Urban Development
okr.topic
Water Supply and Sanitation
okr.topic
Water Resources
okr.unit
Water Unit (TWIWA)
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