Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities: Local Action for Global Goals [NOOK Book]

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'This is surely the most impressive and important publication to come out of the UN system for many years.'
Peter Adamson, founder, New Internationalist, and author and researcher of UNICEF's The State of the World's Children from 1980 to 1995

The world's governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve, by 2015, the number of people who lack access to safe water. With ...
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Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities: Local Action for Global Goals

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Overview

'This is surely the most impressive and important publication to come out of the UN system for many years.'
Peter Adamson, founder, New Internationalist, and author and researcher of UNICEF's The State of the World's Children from 1980 to 1995

The world's governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve, by 2015, the number of people who lack access to safe water. With rapidly growing urban populations the challenge is immense.

Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities is a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of the problems and how they can be addressed. This influential publication by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) sets out in detail the scale of inadequate provision of water and sanitation. It describes the impacts on health and economic performance, showing the potential gains of remedial action; it analyses the proximate and underlying causes of poor provision and identifies information gaps affecting resource allocation; it outlines the consequences of further deterioration; and it explains how resources and institutional capacities - public, private and community - can be used to deliver proper services through integrated water resource management.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136546914
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 9 MB

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United Nations Human Settlements Program (HABITAT) is the UN program responsible for cities and settlements, and the world’s leading research organization in the field. It promotes economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally liveable cities, towns and rural settlements, as well as adequate shelter for all.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction
1 Provisions for Water and Sanitation in Cities 1
2 The Impacts of Deficient Provision 57
3 Explaining Deficiencies in Urban Water and Sanitation Provision 101
4 Increasing Water Stress and How it Relates to Urban Water and Sanitation Provision 129
5 Changing Perspectives and Roles in Urban Water and Sanitation Provision: Privatization and Beyond 158
6 Improving Urban Water and Sanitation Provision as part of Integrated Water Resource Management 193
7 Governance for Good Water and Sanitation Provision: Getting the Best Out of Public, Private and Community Organizations 224
Index 265
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