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Water and sanitation in the world's cities : local action for global goals

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities is a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of the problems and how they can be addressed. This influential publication by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) sets out in detail the scale of inadequate provision of water and sanitation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
ISBN: 1844070042 9781844070046 1844070034 9781844070039
OCLC Number: 51630853
Description: xxv, 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 31 cm
Contents: Provision for Water and Sanitation in Cities --
Judging who has adequate provision --
Setting standards --
The lack of data --
Provision for water and sanitation in each of the world's regions --
The regions where provision needs the greatest improvements --
Provision for water and sanitation in urban areas of Asia --
Provision for water and sanitation in urban areas of Africa --
Changes in provision for water and sanitation in urban areas of East Africa --
Provision for water in Africa's larger cities --
Provision for sanitation in Africa's larger cities --
Provision for water and sanitation in urban areas of Latin America and the Caribbean --
The special problems of smaller cities and towns in low-income countries --
Provision for water and sanitation --
Rural versus urban areas --
The Impacts of Deficient Provision --
The health impacts of inadequate provision for water and sanitation --
Overall impacts --
Reinforcing inequality, poverty and destitution --
Water consumption --
Monetary costs of water and sanitation --
Time spent getting water --
Time and money lost to water-borne and other water-related diseases --
Impacts on infants and children --
Health burden for children --
Children's vulnerabilities --
The impacts for mental and social development --
What matters for children with regard to water and sanitation? --
Quantity and accessibility versus quality --
Storing water --
Sanitation --
Drainage and waste collection --
The quality of care and hygienic practices --
Vulnerability and susceptibility --
Women --
Renters.
Responsibility: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).
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The world's governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve, by 2015, the number of people who lack access to safe water. With rapidly growing urban populations the challenge is immense. This  Read more...

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