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    Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities: Local Action for Global Goals

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    The world’s governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve the number of people who lack access to safe water, mainly in the world’s cities, by 2015. 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.

     

    PUBLICATION DETAILS
    Years: 2003
    Collections: MDG
    Publisher: UN-Habitat
    HS Number: HS/682/03E
    No of Pages: 305
    ISBN: 1844070042

    Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities: Local Action for Global Goals

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