Managing Water in the Rural-Urban Interface : the Key to Climate Change Resilient Cities

Climate change and urbanization will have both upstream and downstream implications for African cities, mainly the urban demand for potable water and water for agriculture and the production of wastewater.

This project aims to reduce vulnerability to climate change and urbanization in two African cities - one in East and the other in West Africa - through better management of water resources. The research team will draw up simple hydrological scenarios of city water supply and wastewater production. They will analyze the implications of these scenarios with interactive platforms of municipal authorities, affected persons and vulnerable groups (including women). And, for each city they will devise a strategic plan for adapting to climate change based on better management of water resources to the benefit of the most vulnerable groups.

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Start Date

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

End Date

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


36 months

IDRC Officer

Adera, Edith Ofwona

Total funding

CA$ 477,900


Ethiopia, Ghana, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Liqa Rashid-Sally


International Water Management Institute

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