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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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Delivering the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Available in English

The current report picks up where 'A Million Voices' left off, and looks in more depth at the factors within each country that will support or impede implementation. A set of Dialogues has been explor...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UN...

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Concept notes and papers

Toolkit for localising the Millennium Development Goals

Available in English

The purpose of this toolkit is to develop capacities of local governments and their communities to ensure a strong MDGs focus in their local development strategies and effective and efficient conversi...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UN...

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Guidance and systemization of experiences

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