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Water and cities in Latin America : challenges for sustainable development

Author: Ismael Aguilar Barajas; Jürgen Mahlknecht; Jonathan Kaledin; Marianne Kjellén; Abel Mejía
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Earthscan studies in water resource management.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ismael Aguilar Barajas; Jürgen Mahlknecht; Jonathan Kaledin; Marianne Kjellén; Abel Mejía
ISBN: 9780415730976 041573097X
OCLC Number: 902936308
Description: xxi, 282 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Ismael Aguilar-Barajas, Jürgen Mahlknecht, Jonathan Kaledin, Marianne Kjellén and Abel Mejía-Betancourt --
pt. I. Water, cities and financing --
Water, cities and sustainable development: setting the scene / Ismael Aguilar-Barajas --
Why does understanding the urban water link matter? / Abel Mejía-Betancourt --
Challenges and policy options for financing urban water and sanitation / Anthony Cox and Peter Börkey --
pt. II. Managing water and sanitation services --
Urban water management in São Paulo to achieve universal access to water supply and sanitation services / Dilma Pena --
Water services in Lima, Peru: understanding the linkages between urban development, social inequality and water / Antonio A.R. Ioris --
Urban wastewater governance in Latin America: panorama and reflections for a research agenda / Raúl Pacheco-Vega --
Issues and challenges for water supply, storm water drainage and wastewater treatment in the Mexico City metropolitan area / Polioptro F. Martínez and Erick R. Bandala --
Urban groundwater supply in Latin American cities: panorama and the cases of Mexico City and São Paulo / Jürgen Mahlknecht, Ricardo Hirata and Rogelio Ledesma-Ruiz --
pt. III. Climate change, risk management and planning --
Flash floods in the Monterrey metropolitan area, Mexico: lessons from Hurricane Alex / Nicholas P. Sisto and Aldo I. Ramĺrez Orozco --
The Rĺo Bogatá environmental recuperation and flood control project / Carlos R. Costa Posada, Carlos Felipe Urazán Bonells and Edder A. Velandia Durán --
Protection and environmental restoration of the slopes of Pichincha in Quito, Ecuador / Xavier Vidal, Lucía Burgos and Othón Zevallos --
Water resources management and climate adaptation in the Río Grande Basin, Argentina: a case study introducing the Hydro-BID modelling system / Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Eugene Brantly, Marcelo Borsellino, Edgardo Castellano, Robert Dykes, Fekadu Moreda, Raúl Muñoz-Castillo, Jay Rineer, Bill Wheaton and Alan Wyatt --
pt. IV. Green infrastructure development --
Green growth and water services in Latin American cities / Greg Browder --
Water funds as a tool for urban water provision and watershed conservation in Latin America / Fernando Vega, Alejandro Calvache, Silvia Benítez, Jorge León and Aurelio Ramos --
Green infrastructure and watershed protection in US cities: insights for Latin America / Jonathan C. Kaledin.
Series Title: Earthscan studies in water resource management.
Responsibility: edited by Ismael Aguilar-Barajas, Jürgen Mahlknecht, Jonathan Kaledin, Marianne Kjellén and Abel Mejía-Betancourt.

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