Water And Cities In Latin America: Challenges For Sustainable Development by Ismael Aguilar-BarajasWater And Cities In Latin America: Challenges For Sustainable Development by Ismael Aguilar-Barajas

Water And Cities In Latin America: Challenges For Sustainable Development

EditorIsmael Aguilar-Barajas, Jªrgen Mahlknecht, Jonathan Kaledin

Hardcover | July 5, 2015

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Approximately 80 per cent of the population of Latin America is concentrated in urban centres. Pressure on water resources and water management in cities therefore provide major challenges. Despite the importance of the issues, there has been little systematic coverage of the topic in book form.

This work fills a gap in the literature by providing both thematic overviews and case study chapters. It reviews key aspects of why water matters in cities and presents case studies on topics such as groundwater management, green growth and water services, inequalities in water supply, the financing of water services and flood management. Detailed examples are described from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, and there is also a chapter comparing lessons which might be learnt from US cities. Contributing authors are drawn from both within and outside the region, including from the Inter-American Development Bank, OECD and World Bank to set the issues in a global context.

Ismael Aguilar-Barajasis Professor of Economics and Research Associate, Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, Tecnol'gico de Monterrey, Mexico. J'rgen Mahlknechtis Executive Director, Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, Tecnol'gico de Monterrey, Mexico. Jonathan Kaledinis Founder and Principal of the 11thAvenu...
Title:Water And Cities In Latin America: Challenges For Sustainable DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 5, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041573097X

ISBN - 13:9780415730976


Table of Contents


Ismael Aguilar-Barajas, J'rgen Mahlknecht, Jonathan Kaledin, Marianne Kjell'nbsp;and Abel Mej'Betancourt 

Part 1: Water, Cities and Financing 

1. Water, Cities and Sustainable Development: Setting the Scene 

Ismael Aguilar-Barajas 

2. Why Does Understanding the Urban Water Link Matter? 

Abel Mej'Betancourt 

3. Challenges and Policy Options for Financing Urban Water and Sanitation 

Anthony Cox and Peter B'rkey 

Part 2: Managing Water and Sanitation Services 

4. Urban Water Management in S'Paulo to Achieve Universal Access to Water Supply and Sanitation Services 

Dilma Pena 

5. Water Services in Lima, Peru: Understanding the Linkages between Urban Development, Social Inequality and Water 

Antonio A.R. Ioris 

6.Urban Wastewater Governance in Latin America: Panorama and Reflections for a Research Agenda 

Raul Pacheco-Vega 

7. Issues and Challenges for Water Supply, Storm Water Drainage and Wastewater in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area 

Polioptro F. Mart'z and Erick R. Bandala 

8. Urban Groundwater Supply in Latin American Cities: Panorama and the Cases of Mexico City and S'Paulo 

J'rgen Mahlknecht and Ricardo Hirata and Rogelio Ledesma 

Part 3: Climate Change, Risk Management and Planning  

9. Flash Floods in the Monterrey Metropolitan Area, Mexico: Lessons from Hurricane Alex 

Nicholas P. Sisto and Aldo Iv'Ram'z 

10. The Rio Bogot'nvironmental Recuperation and Flood Control Project 

Carlos Costa Posada, Carlos Felipe Uraz'Bonells and Edder A. Velandia Dur'nbsp;

11. Protection and Environmental Restoration of the Pichincha Slopes in Quito, Ecuador 

Xavier Vidal, Luc'Burgos and Oth'n Zevallos 

12. Water Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the R'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, Ra'l Mu'oz-Castillo, Jay Rineer, Bill Wheaton, and Alan Wyatt 

Part 4: Green Infrastructure Development 

13. Green Growth and Water Services in Latin American Cities 

Greg Browder 

14. Water Funds as a Tool for Urban Water Provision and Watershed Conservation in Latin America 

Fernando Veiga, Alejandro Calvache, Silvia Benitez, Jorge Le'n and Aurelio Ramos 

15.Green Infrastructure and Watershed Protection in US Cities: Insights for Latin America 

Jonathan Kaledin

Editorial Reviews

"Latin America¿s water challenges are growing by the minute. Rising urban populations in the region are placing water management at the top of the decision-makers¿ agenda. This book provides a timely and thorough overview of the issues faced by business, households and governments in the areas of financing and managing of water and sanitation, risk management and infrastructure development. With a policy-oriented focus and insightful case studies, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to address the water challenges in Latin American countries. It also contains compelling evidence and arguments for a broader audience interested in sustainable development in a key region of the world." ¿ ¿ngel Gurr¿ Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  "A very timely and important publication for a highly urbanized Latin America. It will help the region move forward in reducing the gap in access to water and sanitation in cities and to advance social inclusion, integration and the effective reduction of inequalities." ¿ Enrique Garc¿ Executive President, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America.  "This much-needed book fills a gap in the literature on water and urban development in Latin America. It highlights both the successes and the challenges still to be addressed within detailed case studies of a range of cities. It also serves as a very useful guide to innovations being applied, especially the much needed multi-sectoral and regional perspectives and the institutional and financial challenges they pose. It includes a consideration of climate change adaptation and of green infrastructure for water and waste water management. Essential reading for those working in Latin America but with much to teach other countries struggling to improve water and sanitation provision in urban areas." ¿ David Satterthwaite, Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). "This book makes an excellent contribution to the understanding of the complexities, challenges and policy options surrounding the provision of water and sanitation services in Latin America. It is a book to be read by a wide array of audiences: government officials, academics, practitioners, and all of those interested in the future of cities and their connection with water and sustainable development." ¿ Axel Charles Dourojeanni Ricordi, Senior Consultant, Fundaci¿n Chile, and former head of the Division of Natural Resources and Energy, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.