Water and Sanitation in Peri-urban Areas
2006-04-01 - 2008-12-31
How to deliver healthy drinking water and safely take care of wastewater to people in peri-urban areas around the world
Urban populations, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, are increasing rapidly. One of the greatest challenges of growing populations and urbanisation is the supply of water and sanitation services. A comprehensive approach is needed, emphasising not only the technical and economic aspects but also the challenges of institutional capacity and public participation in the planning process. This cluster group worked to increase communication and co-operation among relevant actors and to provide recommendations for sustainable water management in peri-urban areas.
Aims and objectives
The cluster group aims at building networks and partnerships among various kinds of water actors within Sweden and the international arena. Further, it seeks to provide a forum for dialogue where focus is on the problems of delivering healthy drinking water and to safely take care of wastewater to people in peri-urban areas around the world.
The objectives are to:
- Further enhance current knowledge on how to effectively supply sustainable water and sanitation services.
- Increase the exchange of knowledge and experience between actors in academia, private and public sectors related to water and wastewater management.
- Synthesise, present and disseminate understandings and policy recommendations on how to address the challenge of supplying people in peri-urban areas with sustainable water and sanitation services.
Beijing Conference Report, October 2006
Agenda Setting Seminar, 15 maj 2006
Workshop, December 2006
Cluster Group on Water and Sanitation in Peri-urban Areas
SWH Report 21 - Planning for Drinking Water and Sanitation in Peri-Urban Areas
Roadmap Sustainable Sanitation Allinace (SuSanA) version 2008-06-23
IYS 2008: Omvandlingsområden utmaningar inom avlopp och miljö i Sverige. Seminarium januari 2008.
Sanitation 21 let¹s do planning and design better. Report from seminar during World Water Week 2007
The eThekwini Declaration and AfricaSan Action Plan
Planning for sustainable sanitation in cities: Seminar 17 August 2008 during the World Water Week