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Water Management in Megacities

1st Edition

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Olli Varis, Asit K. Biswas, Jan Lundqvist


212 pages

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Efficient and equitable water, wastewater and stormwater management for the megacities is becoming an increasingly complex task. The special issue will focus on water management in its totality for megacities, including their technical, social, economic, legal, institutional and environmental dimensions through a series of specially invited case studies from different megacities of the world.

At present, around one out of two of the earth’s 6.3 billion people live in urban areas. Each year, the world population grows by around 80 millions. Practically all of this growth is urban, primarily due to migration. World’s urban population is expected to reach 5 billion by 2030, which is nearly 2/3rd more than in 2000, and would mean that 60% of world’s population will live in urban areas.

The case studies analysed include some of the most interesting and challenging megacities of this planet, Dhaka, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, México City, Riyadh and São Paulo. They assess different aspects of how water is intermingled in the overall development milleau. The book considers the magnitudes, nature and extent of the present and future challenges and how these could be meet in socially acceptable and cost-effective ways. The contributors are all acknowledged water experts from different parts of the world.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Table of Contents

1 Preface ASIT K. BISWAS. 2 Water Management for Major Urban Centres ASIT K. BISWAS. 3 Megacities, Development and Water OLLI VARIS. 4 Water Management in Singapore CECILIA TORTAJADA. 5 Water Management in Istanbul DOGAN ALTINBILEK. 6 A Regulatory Approach to the Jakarta Water Supply Concession Contracts ACHMAD LANTI. 7 Water Management in ArRiyadh WALIDA ABDERRAHMAN. 8 Water Management in Dhaka KHONDAKER A. ZHARULHAQ 9 Gold, Scorched Earth and Water: The Hydropolitics of Johannesburg ANTHONY TURTON , CRAIG SCHULTZ , HANNES BUCKLE, MAPULE KGOMONGOE, TINYIKO MALUNGANI & MIKAEL DRACKNER. 10 Water Management in Metropolitan Sa˜o Paulo B.P.F. BRAGA, M. F. A. PORTO & R. T. SILVA. 11 Water Management in Mexico City Metropolitan Area CECILIA TORTAJADA. 12 Megacities and Water Management OLLI VARIS, ASIT K. BISWAS, CECILIA TORTAJADA & JAN LUNDQVIST

About the Series

Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

Most of the world’s water problems, and their solutions, are directly related to policies and governance, both specific to water and in general. Two of the world’s leading journals in this area, the International Journal of Water Resources Development (sponsored by the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico) and Water International (the official journal of the International Water Resources Association), contribute to this special issues series, aimed at disseminating new knowledge on the policy and governance of water resources to a very broad and diverse readership all over the world. The series should be of direct interest to all policy makers, professionals and lay readers concerned with obtaining the latest perspectives on addressing the world’s many water issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Hydrology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries