Addressing Escalating Urban Water Demands

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Title: Addressing Escalating Urban Water Demands

Author(s): GWP | International

Publication Date: 2012

Type of Document : Background Papers

Category: Urbanization and IWRM

Geographic area:

  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Groënland
  • Mexico

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Growing competition, conflicts, shortages, waste and degradation of water resources make it imperative to rethink conventional concepts - to shift from an approach that attempts to manage different aspects of urban water cycle in isolation to an integrated approach supported by all stakeholders. This GWP Technical Committee Background paper (No. 16) discusses different aspects of the urban water cycle and demonstrates how an integrated approach can contribute to water security.

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