Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/Technical Paper.1


Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability, Inclusive development

Initiatives: Sustainable urban development

SDGs: Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Keywords: Arab countries, Cities, Urban areas, Water supply

Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge

January 2011

This brochure explains the means that could allow the establishment of sustainable cities such as integrating water resources protection in urban planning, improving operational efficiency of water utilities and monitoring water supply and sanitation in the Arab region. In addition, it sheds the light on the challenges that the Arab cities are facing such as: water quality deterioration due to improper wastewater management and poor urban planning and natural disasters.

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