The water-sensitive cities framework (Figure 12) is an outline for policy and investment planning, which envisions urban areas progressing along a trajectory from the provision of basic services to increasingly value-added services. More forward-looking city administrations throughout the region are strivi...
ng to improve water services, with urgent common goals to achieve improved water supplies, separated sewerage schemes, and effective drainage and flood protection. These administrations are increasingly concerned that their policies and programs lead to sustainable advances for their community. Such administrations have recognized that attaining high levels of sustainability will involve changing institutional and public perceptions of waterways as a convenient site for disposal of wastewater, creating a shared commitment to managing waterways as a valuable resource for the present and coming generations.
------------ Source: Based on T. Wong and R. R. Brown. 2009. The Water Sensitive City: Principles for Practice. Water Science and Technology 60(3):673–682.
Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific - WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT : Policy recommendations for the development of eco-efficient infrastructure ( United Nations ESCAP)
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