16 Apr '18, 10am

How cities can fight global water insecurity

This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org . By 2030, 5 billion people will be living in urban areas with hundreds of millions living in one of the world’s 41 mega-cities, up from 28 today. At the same time, global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by 40 percent. As such, cities around the world are at risk of water insecurity , the inability of a population to access good quality water of suf­ficient quantity necessary for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being and socio-economic development. The costs of increasing water supply Traditionally, cities, facing increased demand for water, along with variable supply, have relied on large-scale, supply-side infrastructural projects such as dams and reservoirs. This is termed "supply-side" management. However, supply-side management is costly in economic, environmental and political terms. Econom...

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