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Water for Livable and Resilient Cities

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Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the liveability and resilience of our cities. However, it is possible to design water systems that provide cities with the capacity to cope with these threats. So-called “water sensitive urban design” creates water sensitive cities that enhance and protect the health of watercourses and wetlands; mitigate flood risk and damage; and create public spaces that harvest, clean and recycle water. This approach poses complex planning and urban design challenges. And it requires solutions that address equally complex and interrelated considerations, such as social, environmental, political, economic, planning and engineering disciplines.

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Les Objectifs de Développement Durable pour les services d’eau et d’assainissement Décryptage des cibles et indicateurs

Available in English

Ce document a pour objectif d’expliciter les concepts clefs introduits par les ODD dans le développement des services d’eau et d’assainissement. Il propose ensuite aux acteurs du secteur de l’eau, de...

Developed by Programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Tools : Monitoring and Evaluation

Global vision, urban action: a city with global goals

Available in English

The following document ilustrates the connections between the global Sustainable Development Goals and the visions, goals, initiatives and targets that form One New York: The Plan for a Just and Stron...

Developed by New York City Mayor's Office for Interna...

Posted by Local2030

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