Urban Drainage & Green Infrastructure - Chris Jefferies, Urban Drainage specialist

Chris Jefferies, Urban Drainage System Expert, in this lecture addresses the need to reduce the impact of city development of flooding on residents and in other places, and the worsening of the water quality in streams, rivers and lakes caused by the expansion of cities.

Kibera: Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project

This book documents the processes, challenges and related successes of a pilot project on slum upgrading in Soweto East villages of Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi. As a post project intervention assessment report, it focuses on distilling lessons learnt and best practices with a view of informing future strategies and policy decisions on slum upgrading interventions for similar urban settlements in any part of the world.

Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

This issue guide focuses attention on urban basic services in order to illuminate the effects of gender on equality of access and inclusion in the areas of urban energy, urban transport and water and sanitation. This issue guide further seeks to broadly outline the where and how of gender responsive interventions in order to strengthen planned and future actions that can go a long way to reduce poverty and overcome obstacles to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Your Choice Booklet

Every day we all make choices to improve our lives. And that applies anywhere in the world. So how we do it here in Southern Sudan is important.

Think hard of the public services that enable us to live safer, cleaner, healthier and better lives. Maintain them well everyone benefits.

Improving water operator finances through better practices – experiences from East Africa

The Fast Track Capacity Building programme implemented by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in Uganda under UN-HABITAT’s ‘Water for African Cities’ programme demonstrates that an integrated programme of training and capacity building, combined with investments in physical infrastructure, offers the best hope of improving institutional capacities to reduce non-revenue water, improve service delivery and increase the sustainability of investments in the long-term. GRAHAM ALABASTER discusses the programme’s success in five towns in Kenya and Tanzania.

World Water Day 2011 Water and Urbanization , Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge

This is the Final Report of the World Water Day 2011 under the theme "Water and Urbanization , Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge". It focused international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. It also encouraged action by governments, organizations, communities, and individuals around the world to engage actively in addressing urban water management challenges.